Further on some noble beeches climb the slope, forming an inclined plane of foliage.
This mouth is continued by an inclined plane, kept free of all rubbish.
An inclined plane by the water side, on which a ship may be built.
Those who follow it obey the same laws as a body on an inclined plane.
This inclined plane was so perfect and gradual that our motor car could have climbed it with ease.
The worst form it can have is that of a vertical plane or upright flat, and next to this the worst form is an inclined plane.
The inclined plane, like the lever, has been known from remotest antiquity.
It also applies to those on an inclined plane, as in Rule 8.
Then their two hearts and souls rushed together like two streams of water down an inclined plane.
In Fig. 248 we treat a flight of steps as if it were an inclined plane.
|inclined plane |
A plane surface, such as a ramp or a blade, set at an acute angle to a horizontal surface, a direction of motion, or a direction of force. Inclined planes are used to increase the distance over which work is done, reducing the amount of force needed to impart energy to a system. Rolling a car up a hill, for example, requires less force than lifting it straight up off the ground. Many tools, such as the ax, wedge, chisel, and highway ramp, exploit the mechanical properties of the inclined plane.