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Would a Frisbee by a wheel and axle simple machine?

Would a Frisbee by a wheel and axle simple machine?

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technically, no. first of all, like the other answerer said, there is no physical axle. Second, if you think about it, a wheel and axle in terms of simple MACHINES means there must be a conversion between two types of motion, in this case a conversion between rotational motion and translational or linear motion. With a frisbee, both motions exist, but they aren't be converted into anything. Not really a machine if it doesn't convert from one form of motion to another. Not really a machine if all it does is glide through the air although you could make the argument that a frisbee is an inclined plane simple machine. because, depending on how much you slant the frisbee, the air underneath the frisbee is pushed below, creating lift for the frisbee.
May 28, 2018
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May 28, 2018

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