Table 3

The peak side force (in N) on a neonate, as a function of lateral distance from the mother

ε

η/L1

Ordinate

Force = Ordinate*10.16

Percentage of the maximal force possible for ε = 0


0

0.25

12.1

30.7

100%

10

0.36

7.50

19.1

62%

20

0.46

5.20

13.2

43%

30

0.57

3.61

9.17

30%


The value of ε gives the distance beyond the minimum separation, in cm. The value is beyond the scope of Figure 5b.

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