Monday, May 15, 2006
Physics At Work
Have you ever been there when professional movers actually do the heavy lifting? They're very smart. They use straps to get good use of their muscles. They hold big things in interesting ways such as on their backs for the best leverage and control. It's physics at work where many may not expect it.
The reason I think of it is because of this post at Gizmodo. I'll have to remember to mention this example to all my students who think physics is for ivory tower physics geeks.