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Unformatted text preview: By explaining each step and the social context in which these became more complex, we can understand why the wheel became more and more efficient. Once completing the explanation of the mechanics of the wheel, it goes on to the materials used throughout the different ages. From simple wooden logs, to wooden discs, to the tire we know today, the article explains why each material was used by certain civilizations and how it made their lives more productive. Finally, and as a closing argument, the applications of the wheel in modern and ancient times are presented. From cds to jet engines to hard drive disks and tiny watch gears, the concept of the wheel is the same, and has changed humanity since the beginning of its creation....
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- Spring '07