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RM024_A Wedge

A wedge is a triangular shaped tool, a compact and portable inclined plane, and one of the six classical simple machines. It can be used to separate two objects or portions of an object, lift up an object, or hold an object in place. It functions by converting a force applied to its blunt end into forces perpendicular (normal) to its inclined surfaces. The mechanical advantage of a wedge is given by the ratio of the length of its slope to its width. Although a short wedge with a wide angle may do a job faster, it requires more force than a long wedge with a narrow angle.

This readymade is flagged as ADAPTable. The readymade can be reproduced by whoever wants it, using different materials and adapting the original piece to different contexts and modes of presentation, as long as the integrity of the original idea is respected. It is up to whoever reproduces the readymade to judge the degree to which something adapted respects the original intentions behind the Richard entry it was inspired by.

A Wedge


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This entry was posted on October 22, 2013 by in 3D, Adapt, Item and tagged , , .
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