Why is it Easier to Pull a Wagon Up a Ramp Than to Lift it Up a Ladder?

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From the course by University of Virginia
How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics
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University of Virginia

How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics

679 ratings
From the lesson
Ramps
Professor Bloomfield examines the physics concepts of Newton's third law including conserved quantities, support forces, work, energy, and mechanical advantage working with ramps.

Meet the Instructors

  • Louis A. Bloomfield
    Louis A. Bloomfield
    Professor of Physics