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Machine key terms

Gear Similar to pulleys in that their motion is usually circular and continuous, have an advantage over pulleys, they do not slip
Hydraulics The study and technology of the actions and reactions of liquids at rest and in motion
Inclined Plane Allows lifting of heavy loads with minimal effort
Lever Has a fulcrum, effort, and resistance
Linkage A system of levers used to transmit motion
Machine A device that does some kind of work by changing or transmitting energy
Mechanical Advantage Is equal to the resistance divided by the effort
Mechanism A way of changing one kind of effort into another kind of effort
Moment Depends on the following two things: the effort and the distance of the effort from the fulcrum
Pneumatics The study and technology of the characteristics of gases
Pressure The effort applied to a given area
Pulley A simple machine made of a wheel with groove for a rope, chain, or belt
Screw An inclined planed wrapped in the form of a cylinder
Torque Acts at a distance from the center of rotation
Wedge A special version of the inclined plane
Wheel and Axle A simple machine that consists of a large diameter disk or wheel that is attached rigidly to a smaller diameter bar (axle)
Work Approximately equal to the amount of energy changed
Created by: prinstonjen23