Mechanics and mechanism

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Page 9 - F, the fulcrum. In other words, the power or force resting on the prop or fulcrum overcomes the weight or resistance. Thus, if the lever be under the centre of gravity of the weight, and the length of the lever from the fulcrum be twice as long as the other part, a man can raise the weight one inch for every two inches he presses down the end of the lever.
Page 15 - ... the fulcrum is at one end, the weight at the other, and the power between them.
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Page 9 - give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, and with my own weight I will move the world.

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