The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: How Do We Calculate If We Can Succesfully Make A Jump?  (Read 1409 times)

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
My son just asked me this question......he probably asked me because he knows that as a sheepy I am of course an expert long jumper and triple jumper plus, with a woolly coat I know all about jumpers !

...thing is...I really don't know the answer about the thought process that informs us if we are to successfully jump over something or across something !


Do ewe know how we determine if we are able to complete a jump ? ..and presumably the determination process changes with age and ability yes ?



Thankys



Neil
xxxxx


 

Offline LeeE

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 3382
    • View Profile
    • Spatial
How Do We Calculate If We Can Succesfully Make A Jump?
« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2010 07:56:41 »
I suspect it's based upon personal experience.
 

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
How Do We Calculate If We Can Succesfully Make A Jump?
« Reply #2 on: 20/02/2010 11:15:07 »
I suspect it's based upon personal experience.

Thanks LeeE,

I was also wondering if there was some inbuilt (instinct perhaps) that is tuned somehow to our own capabilities and is able to gauge our ability against the task in hand.
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

How Do We Calculate If We Can Succesfully Make A Jump?
« Reply #2 on: 20/02/2010 11:15:07 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums