Simple Machines

Simple machines are the most basic forms of machines. Though physics only recognizes the lever and the inclined plane as the basis for all machines, mechanical engineers tend to think in terms of six simple machines: the lever, the block and tackle (pulley), the wheel and axel, the inclined plane, the screw, and the wedge.

Deeper Knowledge on Simple Machines


Learn about levers, fulcrums, effort arms, and resistance arms

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Mechanical Engineering

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