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Can anyone explain to me please the details of, for example, a person swining a sword? How much body mass is involved, from which point do I measure the arc of the swing, how much energy is involved, et cetera?

Thanks.

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Can anyone explain to me please the details of, for example, a person swining a sword? How much body mass is involved, from which point do I measure the arc of the swing, how much energy is involved, et cetera?

Thanks.

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Alexander

Assuming that you can throw ~10 lb sword (or other 10 lb mass) about 15-20 ft up you get K = P = mgh ~ 20-25 Joules, sword speed v=(2gh)^{1/2} ~ 30 ft/sec.

Swing point - your shoulder.

Swing point - your shoulder.

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