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Human body levers

  1. Mar 13, 2006 #1
    I know that the human body is mostly made of third class levers, making it fit
    for speed. What would happen if the human body were made of first or second class levers?
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  3. Mar 13, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    We'd all feel just a little bit better about ourselves?
  4. Mar 13, 2006 #3
    Yeah, I always feel envy when I see a crowbar.
  5. Mar 13, 2006 #4
    We'd be more forceful, as in how much weight you can lift or push, but we'd be slower and have less range of motion.
  6. Mar 14, 2006 #5


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    Yay! A answer that might help him.
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