The greatest Invention - Wheel

Natraj By Natraj, 12th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A wheel is the rudimentary for any invention since advancement of civilization. This post tells it.

The greatest Invention - Wheel

Learning from Nature
Since man started to learn from fire and water, his need was expanding. Wherever he migrated from one place to another in search of food or pasture for his cattle, he had to walk and become tired. Some used to ride on the cattle. Horse is still used for riding, but this was the first animal used largely for transporting and traveling.
Invention of Wheel
Wheel is the greatest invention mankind did in history. If the wheel is not invented, 21st century would look like prehistoric period. Wheel ignited other inventions to follow it. Without wheel nothing is possible in any field. Wheel is used everywhere as a basic unit. When wheel was invented man stopped using animals but created cart and made animals to pull the cart. From cart to bicycle, motor bike, car, van, bus and airplane, one by one came to the use for transportation.
Lighting
In olden days oil lamp was used for lighting. Candles were also used in chandeliers and in streets well. But today, either oil lamps or candles were not found anywhere now, because electrical lamps replaced them. What is the connection between wheel and electricity then? You may pose a question, but it is simple to say, in any power generation unit, a wheel is used either as an armature or in a motor. When an armature is rotated in a copper flux, current is generated. To rotate the armature, different methods and technology is used. From nuclear power plant to hydro power plant or thermal power plant, armature is the base unit to generate power. Without armature it is impossible to produce power. Armature is a wheel with magnets or wounded copper coil having a central axle.
Use of Wheel in machinery
In any machine, wheel is used for power transformation and gears are nothing but teethed wheels. The use of wheel is innumerable and there is no area where the need of the wheel is felt and important. One page or few lines is insufficient to write about wheel, however to know more, refer books or use Google search.

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Armature, Electricity, Horse, Invention, Transportation, Wheel

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A blogger of late, written blogs of all nature in various sites. Love to be friendly and build long term relationship. Interested in touring the world.

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author avatar Vickie Collins
12th Jan 2015 (#)

I believe I have read some science fiction where the wheel was never invented by a particular species and the writer really had t stretch to find a way for them to develop without it. I agree the wheel is likely close to the most important invention ever.

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author avatar Natraj
13th Jan 2015 (#)

A wheel is the fundamental thing for other invention and innovation. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
13th Jan 2015 (#)

With the wheel invention a lot of work became much easier,thank you Natraj for this post.

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author avatar Carol Roach
14th Jan 2015 (#)

there was also kerosene lamps which were highly flammable

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