Which simple machine is a winch?
June 10, 2009 2:19 PM Subscribe
SimpleMachinesFilter: which is a winch?
posted by slappy_pinchbottom to science & nature (16 answers total)
Given the categorization of simple machines into these 6 types:
• inclined plane
• wheel and axis
would you classify a winch as a pulley or a wheel and axis type of simple machine? Or is it a combination of simple machines?
Also, would it be correct to say that the difference between the first three types of simple machines and the second three is that the second three multiply torque?
(If there's something screwy [so to speak] about the classification system in the first place, please sound off about that as well.)
Thanks in advance!