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Model: 001 The Inclined Plane
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Walker
Group:
[Nos. 1-16] Simple Machines and Drives
ID:
001
Title (English):
The Inclined Plane
Title (German):
Creator:
William M Clark
Date Created:
1930-00-00
Manufacturer:
Size:
38.7cm x 38.7cm
Medium:
Cast aluminum and wood (painted) on a vertical panel.
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
Keywords:
inclined plane
Description:
The inclined plane is one of the basic principles of modern machinery. Its chief purpose is to enable a small force to over-come a large force. The act of rolling a barrel up a plank into a wagon is a simple example of the use of the inclined plane. Modifications of this principle are the wedge and screw. [Virginia Downward & William M. Clark, 1930] [Editor's Note: In the upper model in this panel the wheel has fallen off the inclined plane. The use of the so-called 'simple machines' of the screw, lever, inclined plane, etc goes back to the Greeks and the school of Aristotle. Their use is based on the idea of machines as force transformation devices. This view of the machine was replaced by the Paris school of kinematics in the Ecole Polytechnique around 1800. A machine is viewed as a motion changing device. In Reuleaux's scheme, the 'simple machines' are parts of kinematic mechanisms or machine elements. However the 'simple machine' concept still persists in elementary school texts on machines and physics in the USA. FCM]
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2005-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
001
Rights:
Digital file property of Cornell University Library. Made available under the same terms as a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike License. For all other uses see KMODDL Rights & Permissions.
Descr:
Date Created:
2006-08-06 23:53:42
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/Clark/small/001.jpg
Size (w x h):
334 x 325

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