Machines & Mechanical Systems Vocabulary

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20 terms · Vocabulary words for Cha. 4 Machines & Mechanical Systems.

input

includes everything you do to make a machine work.

input force

the force applied to a machine.

force

a push, pull or any action that has the ability to change motion.

machines

a type of mechanical system.

mechanical advantage

the ratio of output force to input force (MA).

mechanical system

a series of interrlated, moving parts that work together to accomplish a certain task.

output force

the force a machine applies to accomplish a task.

simple machine

an unpowered mechanical device, that has an output and input force.

engineering

the applications of science to solve technical problems.

engineering cycle

a process used to build devices that solve technical problems (design, prototype, test, evaluate).

engineers

people who design technology to solve problems.

fulcrum

a fixed point on a lever.

gear

a wheel with teeth.

input arm

when you place a lever on a fulcrum, the side where force is applied.

input gear

the gear you turn, or apply force to.

lever

a stiff structure that rotates around a fixed point called a fulrum.

output arm

is the end of a lever on a fulcrum where the output force is applied.

output gear

the gear that is connected to the output of the machine.

prototype

a working model of a design that can be tested to see if it works.

output

what the machine does.

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