Inclined Plane

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An example of a simple machine. In the figure, AC is the included plane, CB is the height of the plane, BA is its base, and BAC is the angle of inclination or elevation. The power necessary to sustain any weight on an included plane is to the weight as the height of the plane to its length, or as CB to CA.


William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, New York: The Century Co, 1902) 4527


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