the product of force and distance
the SI unit of work
the rate of doing work
the SI unit of power
equal to about 746 watts
a device that changes a force
the force you exert on a machine
the distance the input force acts through
the work done by the input force acting through the input distance
the force that is exerted by a machine
the distance the output force is exerted through
the output force multiplied by the output distance
the number of times that the machine increases an input force
Actual Mechanical Advantage
equal to the ratio of the output force to the input force
Ideal Mechanical Advantage
the mechanical advantage in the absence of friction
the percentage of the work input that becomes work output
a rigid bar that is free to move around a fixed point
the fixed point the bar rotates around
the distance between the input force and the fulcrum
the distance between the output force and the fulcrum
Wheel and Axle
a simple machine that consists of two disks or cylinders, each one with a different radius
a slanted surface along which a force moves an object to a different elevation
a V-shaped object whose sides are two inclined planes sloped towards each other
an inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder
a simple machine that consists of a rope that fits into a groove in a wheel
a combination of two or more simple machines that operate together
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