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Pulleys: Basic Mechanics

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What does the law of conservation of energy state?

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1. What does a moveable pulley do that a fixed pulley does not?

2. How it is possible to have less input force but more output force?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the mechanics of pulleys? The questions in this quiz and worksheet combo will assess your understanding of pulleys and the purposes they serve today. Topics that will be a part of the quiz include law of conservation of energy state and moveable pulleys.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you review:

  • The law of conservation of energy state
  • Differences between a moveable pulley and a fixed pulley
  • Input and output force
  • Characteristics of a moveable pulley

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the law of conservation of energy state
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as moveable pulleys and fixed pulleys
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about input and output force

Additional Learning

To learn more about the movement of pulleys, review the corresponding lesson Pulleys: Basic Mechanics. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare and contrast fixed pulleys and moveable pulleys
  • Examine the mechanics of pulleys
  • Identify the benefits of using a pulley
  • Determine principles of the law of conservation of energy
  • Differentiate input and output force
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