Asked in SciencePhysicsGeometry
How is a screw related to an incline plane?
November 25, 2012 11:35PM
On a screw, the threads are basically inclined planes, but facing down to help guide the screw into the wood. Using the inclined plane on the threads increases the time it takes rather than a nail, but it takes less energy to do it.
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How is calculating the ideal mechanical advantage of an inclined plane similar to calculating a screw?
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Asked in Physics
How are a screw and an inclined plane related?
The inclined plane on a screw is called the screw's thread. The length of the inclined plane on a screw is the circumference of its thread multiplied by the number of turns around the shaft of the screw. The height of the inclined plane on a screw is the distance between the threads multiplied by the number of turns.