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SIMPLE MACHINES

TermDefinition
WORK WHEN A FORCE IS USED TO MOVE AN OBJECT
WORK FORMULA WORK EQUALS FORCE TIMES DISTANCE
JOULE UNIT THAT MEASURES AMOUNT OF WORK
MACHINE ANY DEVICE THAT CHANGES THE FORCE , DISTANCE, OR DIRECTION EXERTED
INPUT FORCE FORCE EXERTED ON MACHINE BY THE USER
OUTPUT FORCE FORCE EXERTED BY THE MACHINE ON THE OBJECT BEING MOVED
INCLINE PLANE SM CONSISTING OF A FLAT, SLANTED SURFACE
WEDGE SM THAT IS THICK AT ONE END AND THIN AT THE OTHER END
SCREW SM CONSISTS OF AN INCLINE PLANE WRAPPED AROUND A CYLINDER
LEVER SM THAT CONSISTS OF A ROD THAT PIVOTS ON A FIXED POINT
FULCRUM THE FIXED POINT ON A LEVER WHERE IT PIVOTS
WHEEL AND AXLE SM THAT CONSISTS OF 2 WHEELS THAT ROTATE AROUND A FIXED AXIS
PULLEY SM CONSISTING OF A GROOVED WHEEL WRAPPED WITH A ROPE OR CABLE OR CHAIN
COMPOUND MACHINE DEVICE USING 2 OR MORE SIMPLE MACHINES
RAKE EXAMPLE OF A LEVER
DOOR HANDLE ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A LEVER
RAMP EXAMPLE OF AN INCLINE PLANE
STAIRS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF INCLINE PLANE
BOTTLE CAP EXAMPLE OF A SCREW
LIGHT BULB ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A SCREW
AXE HEAD EXAMPLE OF A WEDGE
FLAG POLE EXAMPLE OF A PULLEY
LADDER THIRD EXAMPLE OF AN INCLINE PLANE
Created by: husker2000