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Unit of Mechanical Advantage of a machine?

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Aladin
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Sep27-06, 11:10 AM
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Why the mechanical advantage of a simple machine has no units?
M.A=Load/Effort.
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Why the mechanical advantage of a simple machine has no units?
M.A=Load/Effort.
thank you.
Because you are dividing a force by a force. It is simply a dimensionless number.

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Sep27-06, 11:17 AM
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It's a ratio of similar quantities. The units cancel.


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