The Inclination, not to be confused with the 23 degree 'axial tilt' of the earth, describes the orbital plane of the earth. All of the planets orbits are irregular. Although r…oughly circular, the paths are actually elliptical. Furthermore, they are not all `level` or in the same plane when viewed from the side. If the solar system were represented by putting objects on a circular table with a flat surface, then in reality sometimes the planets represented by the objects should be slightly above the table surface and sometimes below the surface. For astronomical uses, the Earths inclination is often set as the reference point, so its 0 degrees. All other planets orbital planes are then compared to ours, so we would orbit the sun on the flat surface of the table (The elliptical inclination). The suns equator may also be used a reference point instead though - we would then be talking about the inclination to the suns equator. (MORE)
The inclination of Venus is about 3.4 degrees from the ecliptic plane. But its axial tilt (relative to its orbital plane) is much smaller, about 2.64 degrees. This would o…nly be important if Venus could have seasons, which is unlikely given the planetwide distribution of solar heat by the dense atmosphere, and the lack of any direct sunlight reaching the surface. (MORE)
An inclined plane does not decrease the amount of energy I need to put into raising a load. Similarly, it does not make my coffee, shine my shoes, wax my car, prepare my d…inner, walk my dogs, or help me do my job. (MORE)
An inclined plane allows an object to be lifted through a vertical distance using less force than is required to lift the object straight up. The shallower the angle of the in…clined plane, the less force is required to raise the object..
The inclined plane is a very simple machine that offers a mechanical advantage. Although the force needed to raise the object is reduced, the force needs to move through a longer distance. Therefore, it takes the same amount of energy to raise the object . In fact, as there is always an amount of friction, it will actually take more energy to lift that simply lifting it straight up..
The most common example of an inclined plane is a ramp used to raise vehicles to a higher level.. (MORE)