Vocabulary words for Cha. 4 Machines & Mechanical Systems.
includes everything you do to make a machine work.
the force applied to a machine.
a push, pull or any action that has the ability to change motion.
a type of mechanical system.
the ratio of output force to input force (MA).
a series of interrlated, moving parts that work together to accomplish a certain task.
the force a machine applies to accomplish a task.
an unpowered mechanical device, that has an output and input force.
the applications of science to solve technical problems.
a process used to build devices that solve technical problems (design, prototype, test, evaluate).
people who design technology to solve problems.
a fixed point on a lever.
when you place a lever on a fulcrum, the side where force is applied.
the gear you turn, or apply force to.
a stiff structure that rotates around a fixed point called a fulrum.
is the end of a lever on a fulcrum where the output force is applied.
the gear that is connected to the output of the machine.
a working model of a design that can be tested to see if it works.
what the machine does.