Tuesday, May 29, 2007

How Cool Would This Be?

Kyle uses simple machines
Originally uploaded by sfgamchick.

I don't know if I'd be able to pull it off, but I'd love to be able to set something like this up as a demonstration of the concept of advantages pulleys can give us!

Look carefully at the picture. Can anyone tell how much of a mechanical advantage this set up gives? To figure it out, count the number of rope segments are supporting the load.


Anonymous said...

that would be really cool if you could pull it off, Mr.c! I also think that there is 9 strings supporting the load. -Cara-

Anonymous said...

I think that there are eight strings supporting the load and I hope you could do that somday.

jack p

Anonymous said...

I can't really tell how many strings are attached, it's hard to tell from the angle of the picture! -Cara-

Anonymous said...

I think there's 8 strings so that would give you an 8x a mechanical advantage, that's a really cool idea!

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