A pair of nut crackers is 12 cm long. An effort of 10 gf is required to crack a nut which is passed at a point 3 cm from the finger. Calculate the load Fig.
In the fig draw a tackle to lit a load by applying the torce in a convinient direction. Mark the position of load and effort.
(i) If the load is raised by 1 m, Through what distance will the effort move?
(ii) State how many strands of tackle are supporting the load?
(iii) What is the mechanical advantage of the sysytem?
A coolie uses a sloping wooden plank of length 2.0 m to push up a drum of mass 100 kg into the truck at a height 1.0 m.
(a) What is the mechanical advantage of the sloping plank?
(b) How much effort is needed to push the drum up into the truck?
What assumption have you made in arriving at the answer in part (b) above?
A boy has to lift a load of mass 50 kg to a height of 1 m. (a) what effort is required if he lifts it directly? Take g = 10 N kg-1 (b) If the boy can exert a maximum effort of 250 N, so he uses an inclined plane to lift the load up. What should be the minimum length of the plank used by him?