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What is a wedge? – Simple machine – Physics

By |2018-05-31T11:49:24+00:00August 17th, 2017|Physics|

What is a wedge? This stone hand-ax from Chennai, India is a kind of wedge. A wedge is a kind of inclined plane What is a wedge? Like screws, wedges are really a kind of inclined plane, but they are so useful that people give them their own category among the simple machines. A wedge [...]

Types of lever – Simple machines – Physics

By |2019-01-15T06:26:04+00:00August 17th, 2017|Physics|

Types of lever: What kind of lever is a see-saw? Three types of lever All levers fall into one of three types of lever. How can we tell which lever is in which class? The main difference is what order the different parts come in. Every lever has three parts: the force, the [...]