1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Unit of Mechanical Advantage of a machine?

  1. Sep 27, 2006 #1
    Why the mechanical advantage of a simple machine has no units?
    M.A=Load/Effort.
    thank you.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 27, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Because you are dividing a force by a force. It is simply a dimensionless number.

    AM
     
  4. Sep 27, 2006 #3

    Doc Al

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    It's a ratio of similar quantities. The units cancel.
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Loading...
Similar Threads for Unit Mechanical Advantage Date
B Converting Units (Medical Application) Mar 28, 2018
B Unit conversion meters newtons years seconds Mar 2, 2018
I The Planck units, just a fad? Jan 30, 2018
I Crazy steam-hydraulic unit design Jun 3, 2017
Unit of moment of inertia Jul 21, 2015