Leverage - Efficiency - Actual Mechanical Advantage

The actual mechanical advantage (AMA) is the mechanical advantage of a real machine. Actual mechanical advantage takes into consideration real world factors such as energy lost in friction.

The AMA of a machine is calculated with the following formula:


R = resistance force obtained from the machine
Eactual = actual effort force applied to the machine

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