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Response to William Seger (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 11:16 PM

19. And...

 

"Therefore the downward force exerted by the falling
block must also have been less than its weight. Since the lower section of
the building was designed to support several times the weight of the upper
block, the reduced force exerted by the falling block was insufficient to
crush the lower section of the building."

Logic failure? At my level of understanding, it seems that the upper block must lose force when impacting lower block. So there would be a diminished effect on the remaining structure. No?

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