description of a inclined plane
A inclined plane is a ramp that helps move a load easier by increasing distance and decreasing force needed to move a load to a specific location that you would like to bring the load.
How a inclined plane operates
A inclined plane is placed next to a higher elevated step,so a heavy load can get pushed up to get to the location the load needs to be.
How inclined planes make work easier
You use a inclined plane when you need to push an object up to a higher elevated step because it increases distance but decreases the force needed to push to the higher elevated step.
Inclined planes inventor
There is a possibility that there was not a single person who invented the inclined plane. But anyone who ever used one understands why it was so great. Most people were using inclined planes without even knowing what it was. People used an inclined plane since there first were people, about 200,000 years ago.
inclined plane use in history
Around 2600 B.C. they used inclined planes to form ramps, which helped raised blocks of stones to build the Great Pyramid. It might have also been used to elevate and place large stones crosspieces at stonehenge between 1900 B.C. and 1400 B.C. Their physical operations were first theorized by archimedes in the second century B.C.E.
inclined plane user
Galileo did experiments on balls rolling down inclined planes which helped him formulate some of the basics ideas that formed basis for the modern science of physics. In the 1700’s and 1800’s steam engines were used to lift heavy loads which still made sense to use an inclined plane do it can reduce the force. Even in the 21st century they haven’t outgrown inclined planes.