Simple Machines

Simple Machines

Simple Machines      04/15/16

 

Simple machines are devices that change the direction or magnitude of force. In summation, they can be generalized as objects that utilize Mechanical advantage to modify the force values. The six machines identified as simple machines by renaissance scientists include the Lever (a beam fixed on a pendulum or fixed fulcrum), the Wheel and axle (A wheel attached to an axle and allowed to rotate which causes a force transmission), the Inclined plane (A flat planar surface tilted at an angle which is used to lift or lower loads), the wedge (A triangular shaped portable inclined plane), and the Screw (an object that translate rotational motion into linear motion)

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