(distance to known mass/distance to unknown mass) x known mass = unknown mass.I'm in division B (simple machines). Does anyone have examples of questions on the test or how exactly to find out the mass of the object they provide I'm new.
(distance to known mass/distance to unknown mass) x known mass = unknown mass.I'm in division B (simple machines). Does anyone have examples of questions on the test or how exactly to find out the mass of the object they provide I'm new.
I don't think that formula will work, because there will be 2 levers and you have to calculate the mass based on both of the levers' different MAs. So the known mass will have a different output into the lever that has the unknown. You should try to design your lever to fit the range of masses given in the rules.(distance to known mass/distance to unknown mass) x known mass = unknown mass.I'm in division B (simple machines). Does anyone have examples of questions on the test or how exactly to find out the mass of the object they provide I'm new.
For compound machines, the device is a class 1 lever with the 'load' attached to the 'effort' of a class 2 lever. Wikipedia has a good overview of the various types of levers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lever
Ya mnstrviola is right my formula only works for simple machines but im in simple machines and it is what I use.I don't think that formula will work, because there will be 2 levers and you have to calculate the mass based on both of the levers' different MAs. So the known mass will have a different output into the lever that has the unknown. You should try to design your lever to fit the range of masses given in the rules.(distance to known mass/distance to unknown mass) x known mass = unknown mass.I'm in division B (simple machines). Does anyone have examples of questions on the test or how exactly to find out the mass of the object they provide I'm new.
For compound machines, the device is a class 1 lever with the 'load' attached to the 'effort' of a class 2 lever. Wikipedia has a good overview of the various types of levers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lever
I don't know exactly but maybe you have to do calculations for efficiency but you don't have to solve more complex problems for the with efficiency. I am guessing that your are referring to efficiency. So in maybe a simpler terms static equilibrium and calculations are 2 different sections that may have nothing to do with each other. This is my guess if someone doesn't agree please disagree. This is very confusing and maybe they just mad a mistake.A question for those who may know more about this topic than I do: if questions are limited to static equilibrium per 4.a.iii, how could they involve kinetic energy as suggested in 4.a.ii?
I did the math and it is depth of penetration divided by the thickness if you want to see my math ask and ill try to post it.How would one find the ideal mechanical advantage of a wedge? The only reason I am asking this is because I used to believe it was the side length divided by thickness, according to http://iqa.evergreenps.org/science/phy_science/ma.html, but I recently saw another source that claimed it was the depth of penetration divided by thickness of wedge, according to http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hb ... cline.html. Which is correct? Please help!
How we started with this is to make sure we knew what a 1st class lever looks like and what a 2nd class lever looks like. Then we sketched and sketched, realizing that things can be stacked vertically, connected more or less horizontally, even at a 90 degree angle. It just has to fit the dimensions in the rules... You won't find many photos on the internet simply because this is a new event and what the rules are asking for is not a common project that kids are asked to do (on the other hand, you'll find millions of photos of baking soda and vinegar "volcanoes"). What you will find are photos of different balances, which is helpful for stealing design ideas... Start looking for design elements you tend to see in scales.Ok this is my first year in compound machines and my partner and I have no idea what we are suposed to build! I know it is supposed to be a class 1 lever connected directly in series to a class 2 lever but I do not know what it is supposed to look like. If someone could please give me a link to some pics that would be very helpful. Thanks!
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