An inclined plane is, essentially, a ramp. Inclined planes are useful for a wide range of physics experiments, and they can demonstrate basic physics principles about gravity and angular motion. More »

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The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane can be calculated by dividing the inclined plane's length by its height. The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane represents how less work is needed to move an object up... More »

The first recorded use of inclined planes in construction happened around 2600 B.C. when ramps were used in the construction of the Great Pyramids. It is likely, however, that both natural and artificial inclined planes ... More »

The ramp, wedge and screw are simple machines belonging to the inclined plane family. Inclined planes makes it easier to move an object. Lifting an object vertically requires a great amount of force. Using a ramp require... More »

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The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane can be calculated by dividing the inclined plane's length by its height. The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane represents how less work is needed to move an object up... More »

An inclined plane works by reducing the amount of force needed to lift an object from a lower point to a higher one. The inclined plane is normally a flat surface that extends from the lowest point up to the highest, whi... More »

A staircase is an example of the inclined plane simple machine. A spiral staircase, however, is categorized as a screw. Another common example of an incline plane is a ramp. More »