Monthly Archive:: October 2015
The Bunny Ears knot is popular for applications where a rope needs to be attached to two anchor points. It is a subtle variation of the Figure-of-8-on-the-bight and provides two separate loops which can be adjusted easily.
This article explores the basic physics concept of a lever. This concept is then used to calculate mechanical advantage in roped systems. Levers Most people will be familiar with the concept of a lever, however it is useful to
Understanding the concept of ‘force’ is key to working with ropes. This article explores this concept and how it may be quantified. Force The term ‘force’ describes the interaction between two objects. It is a vector quantity
Two terms that are often used interchangeably in common language are ‘mass’ and ‘weight’. When we truly understand ‘mass’ as a quantity and ‘weight’ as a force, the physics of systems becomes more clear. Mass The mass