School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Ml-1 Moments

Published: Thursday 09 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate that in equilibrium the sum of the moments about an arbitrary point is zero.

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Moments

Moments Diagram

Description

The meter rule is suspended as shown in the diagram. Balance is obtained by the application of appropriate weights at the positions shown. Taking moments about any appropriate point demonstrates the principle.

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