6 Simple Machines

A quick overview of the 6 simple machines

There are 6 simple machines (they make work easier by changing the direction of magnitude or force):

  • Wedge
  • Pulley
  • Lever
  • Wheel and Axel
  • Incline Plane
  • Screw

At one point in history (Renaissance), these were considered the ultimate building blocks of mechanics.

"Modern machine theory analyzes machines as kinematic chains composed of elementary linkages known as kinematic pairs." - Ref


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