mechanical advantage

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Reeving a Block

2018-10-05T10:34:55+00:00September 14th, 2018|Question of the Week|

Archimedes boasted “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” An application of the same mighty principle of leverage is found in the blocks and tackles that are used to lift weights on board ship and in the construction industry. “Give me a rope long enough, and I shall lift the world.” “Mechanical Advantage” is defined [...]