6 February, 2014

Wedges

What are any examples of wedges (simple machines). I was so glad to find this — A wedge is a simple machine shaped like an inclined plane. A wedge is actually like a moving inclined plane. An easy way to see how a wedge works is to think of it as an inclined plane standing on its narrow end. A fairly weak force, applied to the wide end of a wedge whose narrow end is being pushed into something, will send a strong force pushing out at the sides. An example would be to take a wedge of steel and bang it into the end of a log, the log will split open. We can use the wedge action to cut and shape ice and wood sculptures, clay or whatever. A wedge may seem like a simple tool. But the wedge is very important while doing work, crafts, or at play. Yes, even play. A shovel is acting as a wedge while you're shoveling the sand or snow that you're playing in. I think you'll agree that it's a lot easier to move an object using a wedge than if it were moved by only your hands. A knife

Potato Wedges as they are made in famous restaurants #./khanakhazana.


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  1. Rachel Lowell February 5, 2014 at 11:31 pm #
    Knives and axes. Chisels and bits.
  2. Jasmine Johnson464 February 5, 2014 at 11:31 pm #
    Door stop. When an axe splits a log, it cuts in but then acts as a wedge to split the log.
  3. Florida Fujiyama February 5, 2014 at 11:39 pm #
    Obvious examples include: Steel wedge used to split wood. Wooden wedge used under a car or truck tire to keep the vehicle in place. Rubber wedge used to keep a door in place. Less obvious examples include: The golf club: Pitching wedge The wedge brake