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Inclined Planes and Pulleys

TermDefinition
Simple Machine Device that makes work easier, often by reducing the amount of effort force needed to move an object.
Inclined Plane A ramp or slope that reduces the force needed to move objects up and down heights; a simple machine.
Pulley A device consisting of a wheel over which a rope or chain is pulled in order to lift heavy objects; a simple machine.
Load The object to be moved using a machine.
Force a push or pull that can change the motion of an object, measured with a spring scale in Newton (N) units.
Movable Pulley A pulley attached to the object to be moved reduces the force needed to move the object; a simple machine.
Fixed Pulley Attached to a structure and does not move; changes the direction of the effort force used to lift a load; a simple machine.
Pulley System a combination of fixed and movable pulleys.
Spring Scale a tool that measures a pulling force by the tension on a spring; the force is measured in Newtons.
Newton Unit of measurement for forces, measured using a spring scale.
Created by: whiteley64