"A force pushing a weight from C to D, only raises it through the perpendicular height, E D, by acting along the whole length of the plane, C D; and if the plane be twice as it is high, one pound at B, acting over the pulley, D, would balance two pounds at A, or any where on the plane; and so of all other quantities and proportions." — Goodrich, 1844

Inclined plane

"A force pushing a weight from C to D, only raises it through the perpendicular height, E D, by acting…

"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…

A small wheeled toy at the top of a small wooden incline.

Toy on ramp

A small wheeled toy at the top of a small wooden incline.

"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…