• The g-force (with g from gravitational) is a measurement of the type of acceleration that causes a perception of weight. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite the name, it is incorrect to consider g-force a fundamental force, as "g-force" (lower case character) is a type of acceleration that can be measured with an accelerometer. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is because the acceleration is causing the creature to slow down and change direction --in the same way that a ball thrown upwards (which experiences constant acceleration due to the earth's gravity) slows down to zero-velocity as it reaches its maximum height, and then changes direction to fall back down. (sparknotes.com)
  • Thus, the standard gravitational acceleration at the Earth's surface produces g-force only indirectly, as a result of resistance to it by mechanical forces. (wikipedia.org)
  • One g is the acceleration due to gravity at the Earth's surface and is the standard gravity (symbol: gn), defined as 7000980665000000000♠9.80665 metres per second squared, or equivalently 7000980665000000000♠9.80665 newtons of force per kilogram of mass. (wikipedia.org)
  • Physical activity information was extracted from 100Hz raw triaxial acceleration data after calibration, removal of gravity and sensor noise, and identification of wear / non-wear episodes. (plos.org)
  • Gravitation acting alone does not produce a g-force, even though g-forces are expressed in multiples of the acceleration of a standard gravity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Objects allowed to free-fall in an inertial trajectory under the influence of gravitation only, feel no g-force acceleration, a condition known as zero-g (which means zero g-force). (wikipedia.org)
  • To examine motor fluctuation, we developed a long-term monitoring portable device, gait rhythmogram (PGR) that measures distinguishably the accelerations induced by gaits [ 8 - 11 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Notice that the magnitude of the creature's velocity (i.e. the speed at which the creature is traveling) is high at t = - 2 , decreases considerably at t = 0 , and goes back up again at t = 2 , even though the acceleration is constant! (sparknotes.com)
  • There are degrees, if you will, of backward pointing, from perpendicular and not affecting the travel vector, to nearly directly back and maximizing forward thrust, to directly back and catching maximal solar radiation. (slashdot.org)