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simple machines

Simple Machines provide a mechanical advantagelever.png Lever  and help to amplify the force that can be applied on an object without a motor, hydraulics or other powered mechanism.  They were first developed to assist humans in movement of heavy objects, but are employed in machines in order to maximize the effect of the motorize or engine (e.g. the gears in an automatic transmission in a motorcar). 

Simple Machines include:

  • Lever
  • Wheel and axle
  • Pulley
  • Inclined plane
  • Wedge
  • Screw

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simple machines Calculators

simple machines Equations

  • 2 gear rpm by vCalc
  • `|FA| = mgsin(theta)` by vCalc
  • `|FA|=|FW|sintheta` by vCalc
  • Belt Length by vCalc
  • Belt Pulley RPMs by vCalc
  • Belt Speed by vCalc
  • lever (downward force) by vCalc
  • Pulley Diameter by vCalc
  • 2nd Pulley Diameter by KurtHeckman
  • Fulcrum Position by KurtHeckman
  • La Longitud de la Correa by StMaryStudent
  • La palanca (la longitud de la viga) by StMaryStudent
  • La palanca (para levantar la masa) by StMaryStudent
  • La Posicion del Fulcro by StMaryStudent
  • La Velocidad de la Correa by StMaryStudent
  • Leadscrew Torque (lift) by vCollections
  • Leadscrew Torque (lower) by vCollections
  • lever (beam length) by KurtHeckman
  • lever (lift mass) by KurtHeckman
  • Mechanical Advantage - Pulleys by MichaelBartmess
  • Polea Para Correa (RPM) by StMaryStudent
  • RPM del cuarto polea en tres astas by StMaryStudent
  • RPM del Segundo Engranaje by StMaryStudent
  • RPM of 4th pulley on 3 shafts by KurtHeckman
  • Segundo Polea (El Diametro) by StMaryStudent
  • Two Pulley Belt Length by MichaelBartmess