Mechanical Advantage and Lever Types in Anatomy

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Different Lever Types in the Human Body


 
  
Created Mar 24, 2010
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Define Mechanical Advantage
 
The ratio of output force to input force.
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Mechanical Advantage Equation
 
MA=L(e)/L(r)   Mechanical Advantage=length of the effort arm/length of resistance...
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1st Class Lever
 
RFE-Resistance, Fulcrum, EffortExample: Atlanto-Occipital Joint of Neck
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2nd Class Lever
 
FRE-Fulcrum, Resistance, EffortExample: Mandible
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3rd Class Lever
 
REF-Resistance, Effort, FulcrumExample: The forearm, when you flex your arm


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