Basic Biomechanics And Levers

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 Basic Biomechanics And Levers
This quiz is designed to test basic knowledge over biomechanics and levers.  

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  • 1. 
    The ­___________ is the point of pivot, which is also known as the axis of rotation.

  • 2. 
    The _______________ is the distance from the weight to the fulcrum.

  • 3. 
    A first order lever is like a __________, with the __________ between the in-force and the out-force.

  • 4. 
    In a third order lever, the ___________ is closer to the fulcrum.

  • 5. 
    In a second order lever, the ___________ is closer to the fulcrum.  

  • 6. 
    The most common kind of lever in nature is __________. 

  • 7. 
    The _________ order lever is the least common in nature.

  • 8. 
    The equation for the balance of a lever deals with the _______ and the ________ of the lever arm. 

  • 9. 
    The length of the lever arm is perpendicular to the __________.

  • 10. 
    The location of the fulcrum influences ___________ and __________.  

  • 11. 
    The _________ is perpendicular to the point of limb rotation.

  • 12. 
    The _____________ is the perpendicular distance from the point of bone rotation to the line of muscle action.  

  • 13. 
    The out-lever is from the point of rotation to the point at which ___________ is applied.  

  • 14. 
    As the velocity ratio __________, speed decreases.

  • 15. 
    As the velocity ratio decreases, force _________.  

  • 16. 
    The velocity ratio is the length of the ___________ divided by the length of the __________.  

  • 17. 
    A limb designed for force will have a _______________ velocity ratio than a limb designed for speed.

  • 18. 
    Greater __________ causes a slower speed.  

  • 19. 
    Long lever arms sweep a ____________ distance, whereas short lever arms move a _____________ distance.  

  • 20. 
    __________ gear muscles enjoy a speed advantage and produce rapid limb oscillation.  

  • 21. 
    Unguligrades have the most speed because of an increased __________ or decreased ____________.  

  • 22. 
    A distally inserted muscle is better for __________ movements

  • 23. 
    A ____________ inserted muscle is better for speed.  

  • 24. 
    The ____________ is an example of a low gear muscle.

  • 25. 
    The mechanism of levers means that the output force and the output speed are ___________.  

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