Machines and energy converters

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After reading this chapter you should
  • understand how a lever can change one force into another

  • understand how hydraulic pressure is used for example in motor car brake systems

  • know how pulleys change an effort force into one applied against a load

  • know what is meant by the efficiency of a machine

  • be able to explain an energy flow diagram for a heat engine

  • be able to explain the energy transformations in some domestic appliances.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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