Swing Explorer

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Re: Swing Explorer

Post by James » Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:12 pm

After looking a bit further, I have seen the force that moves the swinger. I don't know what it is called, but I know where it comes from.

When you take gravity and tension from the equation and pump your legs, the swinger spins or rotates. When tension is added to the equation, and pump the swinger rotates somewhat, and his/her center of mass moves slightly, almost like he/she is rolling around the swing. This means whatever force spins the swinger is the same force that initiates the movement. I don't know what force this is, so I will leave that up to someone else.

Glad to help!
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