AQA Physics- Moments

A very simple powerpoint containing basic facts about moments, and the law of moments. Suitable for GCSE Physics.

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What is a moment?
· A moment is the turning effect of a force
· It can be increased in 2 ways:
­ Increasing the force
­ Increasing the perpendicular distance from the
line of action of the force to the pivot

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The Law of Moments
· If an object is balanced, or is not turning...
­ The total anticlockwise moments and the
total clockwise moments must be equal.

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So remember...
Moment (Nm) = Force (N) X Distance (m)


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