mechanical advantage


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the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it

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It's just clumsy at first, because there is so little mechanical advantage.
Students should be able to explain that using additional rope segments increases the mechanical advantage of the pulley, making it easier to lift more cans.
Behrens Yamada and Boulding (1998) demonstrated that crabs with greater propal height (a proxy for closer muscle mass) and higher mechanical advantage of the claw lever system crush snail shells more quickly than crabs with weaker claws.
The beauty is that the effort applied to the wheels is relatively small compared to the mechanical advantage achieved, which is equal to the ratio of the radius of the wheel to the radius of the axle.
While it is impossible to ideally match everyone's exact points of mechanical advantage and disadvantage along their specific strength curve, the slight variance in resistance usually provides the lifter with a more evenly distributed load throughout the exercise's range of motion.
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Transarticular screw fixation has an undisputed mechanical advantage over wiring and clamp techniques.
This pulley system gives him the mechanical advantage to lift 800 pounds of backdrop quickly into the fly gallery.
Males tend to be faster during aerobic events due to their greater muscle strength and mechanical advantage of longer arms and legs.
The Scotchlok E-9R handcrimping tool is lightweight, and features single-stroke, parallel crimping action with a work-saving 10:1 mechanical advantage.
And being based on the Golf, it has a huge mechanical advantage over the air-cooled, rear-mounted original.
The design of these particular screws promotes fine resolution, minimum drive torque, and high mechanical advantage to minimize input torque and increase resolution.
In all these cases, it is important to note that mechanical advantage alone is not sufficient to improve learning or critical thinking.
This is an elegant study pinpointing the mechanisms responsible for the tremendous mechanical advantage and fracture toughness of the conch shell," comments Daniel E.
38s use strong-coil mainsprings, the little Colt's combination of leaf mainspring with long-hammer fall gives the action so much mechanical advantage that the trigger pull is distinctly lighter by comparison.