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Changing orentation of force

  1. Feb 7, 2009 #1
    Till now...has anyone made such an arrangement that converts an applied force to 90+ degrees completely without use of any separate body which causes reluctance to motion?

    I mean take a see saw arrangement...if force applies on one side, the force is transferred to the other side (or deviated by 180 deg), but via another body which acts as a fulcrum.

    In the above case the fulcrum is the separate body which causes reluctance to motion.

    So till now...has anyone made such an arrangement such that it can deviate the force without use of such a fulcrum as in the seesaw arrangement?
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  3. Feb 8, 2009 #2
    would a brake work? I mean a fluid acting as your object.
  4. Feb 9, 2009 #3
    The thing providing pressure to the fluid will cause the body to give a normal reaction.

    Its like a spring actually.

    Pondered on that before :smile:
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