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Master the Basics of Simple Machines

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What is a simple machine?

A mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force.

How can simple machines be defined?

As the simplest mechanisms that use mechanical advantage to multiply force.

What are the six classical simple machines?

Lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and screw.

What is the relationship between the input and output forces in a simple machine?

<p>The work done on the load is equal to the work done by the applied force.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the mechanical advantage of a simple machine?

<p>The ratio of the output to the applied force.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Simple Machines

• A simple machine is a basic device that helps to modify the direction or magnitude of a force, making it easier to lift, move, or manipulate objects.

Defining Simple Machines

• Simple machines can be defined as devices that change the magnitude or direction of a force, allowing us to accomplish tasks with less effort.

The Six Classical Simple Machines

• The six classical simple machines are:
• Inclined plane
• Lever
• Wheel and axle
• Pulley
• Screw
• Wedge

Input and Output Forces

• In a simple machine, the input force is the effort applied to the machine, while the output force is the resulting force that is produced.
• The relationship between the input and output forces is that the output force is often greater than the input force, making it easier to accomplish tasks.

• The mechanical advantage of a simple machine is the ratio of the output force to the input force, which is often greater than one.
• A higher mechanical advantage means that less effort is required to produce a greater force, making it easier to accomplish tasks.

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Test your knowledge of simple machines with this quiz! Learn about the six classical simple machines and how they use mechanical advantage to multiply force. Challenge yourself and see how well you understand levers, wheels and axles, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, and screws.

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