Subject: How does a knife work?
Date: Wed May 10 14:02:01 2000
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It's like gravity, we take it for granted. But really, how does it do its
business? Does it have to do with the concentration of relatively minor
forces on a very thin edge resulting in very large forces per unit area
that exceed the strength of the material being cut or whaaaa? I've seen
references to levers and wedges, but I dunno. This one is kind of bending
Re: How does a knife work?
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