Contents

  • Introduction
    • Welcome

      Mechanisms make physical tasks easier.  They allow us to do things faster, stronger or further away. ...

    • Objectives

      You will learn to identify "simple machines". ...

    • Why Study Mechanisms

      You will learn how these simple machines can be combined into complicated mechanisms....

  • What are mechanisms?
    • Levers

      Levers can be used to increase the applied force. &...

    • Wheels

      Wheels are round and have either a hole or an axle in the centre....

    • Gears

      Gears are wheels with teeth around the oute...

    • Interlocking gears are called a transmission can be used to change direction  or speed.  Gears are capable of more power than pulleys....

  • What do they do?
  • Conclusion
    • Mechanisms in Modern Life

      Modern technology is largely responsible for the high standard of living we enjoy.  Technology continues to evolve, at the heart of complex mechanisms lie many creative applications of simple devices....