Body Levers

This article looks at how muscles and bones act together to form levers - bones act as lever arms, joints act as pivots, muscles provide the effort forces to move loads, and load forces are often the weights of the body parts. The turning effect caused by effort and load forces is called torque.

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This is an article that discusses the the classes of levers in the body and different examples of those classes. For the first class, they used the example of nodding ones head. For the second class they explained standing on one's tiptoes is a... more »This is an article that discusses the the classes of levers in the body and different examples of those classes. For the first class, they used the example of nodding ones head. For the second class they explained standing on one's tiptoes is a lever. For the third class they used the example of bending your arm. The article also explains torque and how to calculate it using a formula. This material relates to our class because we discussed the lever system and torque in lecture and lab. 09-21-2016 3:15pm

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