IGCSE Physics- Turning forces

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Turning Forces

Moment (Nm) = Forces (N) x Distance between the line of action and pivot

The force on a spanner causes a turning effect or moment on the nut. A larger force would means a larger moment

(http://www.jeron.je/anglia/learn/sec/science/forces3/spanner3.gif)

Using a longer spanner, the same force can exert a larger…

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