Forces and Motion

Getting leverage

Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16 IOP RESOURCES

Archimedes is supposed to have said: ‘Give me a lever and a place to stand and I’ll move the Earth’. An estimate in a paper suggests that the lever required to perform this feat would be longer than the size of the observable universe.


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