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Re: RC: Cannon bones/Tendon size

In a message dated 11/3/99 8:23:45 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<<  Hence to double the cross
 sectional area you only need the square root of two as large a circumference 
 to double the cross sectional area you would need to multiply the 
 by 1.414.
 So if 8 inches is correct for a 1000 pound horse then for a 1150 pound horse
 you would need about 8.6   instead of the 9.2 which would be the estimate if
 you took the proportianl change in the circumference in instead of the cross
 sectional area. >>

Ah, Truman, the mathematician!  There's the sort of formula I was looking for 
when I said this doesn't "work" when you get too far out from "riding horse" 


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