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Homework Help: Build a full size chair out of newspaper and masking tape

  1. Sep 15, 2004 #1
    :confused: I am in 11th grade Honors Physics and we have to build a full size chair out of newpaper and masking tape...the only advice given by our teacher was to think about bridges...and I am lost on this one..can anyone give me some advice?? All help is greatly appreciated!! thanks
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2004 #2
    do you know what he meant by looking at bridges. (look at the structure and the support beams, notice the way they are shaped)
     
  4. Sep 15, 2004 #3

    Chronos

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    Try here for some ideas
    http://science.howstuffworks.com/bridge.htm
    Consider the strength of materials you have to work with [low] and select an appropriate design model.
     
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