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The Cheerleader and the Football Player

Physics and Physical Exertion


Author(s)

Malati M. Patil
Department of Electrical Engineering
University at Buffalo

Abstract

As the result of a wager between the school football team and its cheerleading squad, one of the cheerleaders has to lift a 300-pound football player off the ground. In this directed case study, students learn about the mechanical principle of the pulley. It is suitable for any basic class at the high school or undergraduate level where Newtonian mechanics are discussed.


Objectives

  • To learn the mechanical principle and function of the pulley.

Keywords

Pulley; Newtownian mechanics

Educational Level

High school, Undergraduate lower division

Format

PDF

Type Methods

Directed

Language

English

Subject Headings

Engineering (General)  |   Mechanical Engineering  |   Physics  |  


Date Posted

08/21/01

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