Illustration of the method of finding the projection, in the form of an ellipse, of the top of a cylinder greatly inclined to a plane.

Projection of Cylinder

Illustration of the method of finding the projection, in the form of an ellipse, of the top of a cylinder…

Diagram illustrating the offset of strata produced by vertical slipping along an inclined plane, when the fault is oblique with reference to the strata. The dotted outline restores the fault scarp and gives the appearance immediately after faulting, before erosion has removed this portion of the block.

Thrust Fault Diagram

Diagram illustrating the offset of strata produced by vertical slipping along an inclined plane, when…

"One of the primary simple mechanical powers. The plane's surface is inclined to the horizon at any angle." —Quackenbos 1859

Inclined Plane

"One of the primary simple mechanical powers. The plane's surface is inclined to the horizon at any…

Examples of inclined planes, which is a tilted surface that objects can easily roll off of.

Inclined Planes

Examples of inclined planes, which is a tilted surface that objects can easily roll off of.

A simple inclined plane. The power multiplied by the length of the plane equals the weight multiplied by the height of the plane

Simple Machine

A simple inclined plane. The power multiplied by the length of the plane equals the weight multiplied…

An inclined plane with a different pulley system layout.

Simple Machine

An inclined plane with a different pulley system layout.

An inclined plane with an inverted pulley system. No rule can be given for the ratio of power to weight. It can be explained using the principle of resolution of forces.

Simple Machine

An inclined plane with an inverted pulley system. No rule can be given for the ratio of power to weight.…

The screw is the case of the inclined plane, with the length of one convolution of the thread being the length of the corresponding inclined plane.

Screw

The screw is the case of the inclined plane, with the length of one convolution of the thread being…

Illustrations showing the six mechanical powers: lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and screw.

Simple Machines

Illustrations showing the six mechanical powers: lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge,…

Inclined plane using right triangle and proportions

Inclined Plane Triangle

Inclined plane using right triangle and proportions

Inclined plane forming right triangle showing the velocity of a body sliding a distance,s, down a smooth horizontal plane.

Inclined Plane Forming Right Triangle

Inclined plane forming right triangle showing the velocity of a body sliding a distance,s, down a smooth…

"This wedge is a movable inclined plane. Allows for raising great weights a short distance." —Quackenbos 1859

Inclined Plane Wedge

"This wedge is a movable inclined plane. Allows for raising great weights a short distance." —Quackenbos…