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Friday, July 31, 2015

The Force to Lift Lumber

One of the best topics for beginning to discuss home construction is the simple act of picking up a piece of lumber. Consider the following graph, excerpted from The Science of Home Construction from Schottenbauer Publishing.

Discussion Questions
  1. What is the force required to lift the plywood?
  2. Why is the force line jagged?
  3. Why is the initial force not 0?

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