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Ski lifts would probably be the most familiar example of this technology. You're wrong about cable weight being a major limiting factor. The important factors are the distance between supports and drive points. There are three significant forces acting on a system: The weight of cable and cargo The pulling force exerted on the cable Side loads produced by ...


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Sodium azide has some shortcomings an electronic controller detonates this mixture during an automobile crash: $2 NaN_3 → 2 Na + 3 N_2$. The same reaction occurs upon heating the salt to approximately 300 °C. The sodium that is formed is a potential hazard alone and, in automobile airbags, it is converted by reaction with other ingredients, such as ...


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