P3.2- Moments and Stability

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A moment is...
a turning effect of a force
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and it's calculated by...
force x distance from pivot
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If a seesaw is in equilibrium
both the moments are balanced or in better words the anti clockwise moment - the clockwise moment
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Stability
If the line of action of the weight of an object lies outside the base of the object there will be a resultant moment and the body will tend to topple.
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How to make and object more stable
lower the COM to inside the base and have a wider base
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and it's calculated by...

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force x distance from pivot

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If a seesaw is in equilibrium

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Stability

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How to make and object more stable

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