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# Learning Objective: 2.

1 Analysing levers

Learning Outcome:
 Explain what is meant by the moment of a force.

## The diagram below shows the moment of force for spanners X

0.2 m
Moment of Force = Force X Distance of Force
= 10N X 0.2m
= 2 Nm

## Moment of Force (Spanner X) = 2 Nm

Spanner X
10N

1. a. Calculate the moment of force of spanners P and Q below using the above example.
0.2 m
Moment of Force = Force X Distance of Force
=
=

## Moment of Force (Spanner P) =

Spanner P
20N
0.4 m
Moment of Force = Force X Distance of Force
=
=
Spanner Q
Moment of Force (Spanner Q) =
10N

## b. Based on the activities above,

Complete the meaning of the moment of force below.

## The Moment of Force depends on the ____________________________ applied and

the ___________________________________________ from the pivot.
Learning Objective: 2.1 Analysing levers

= 10N X 0.2m
= 2 Nm

## Moment of Force (Spanner X) = 2 Nm

Spanner X
10N

1. a. Calculate the moment of force of spanners P and Q below using the above example.

= 20N X 0.2m
= 4Nm

## Moment of Force (Spanner P) = 4Nm

Spanner P
20N
0.4 m
Moment of Force = Force X Distance of Force
= 10N X 0.4m
= 4Nm
Spanner Q
Moment of Force (Spanner Q) = 4Nm

10N

b. Based on the activities above, the moment of force depends on two factors.
Complete the meaning of the moment of force below using the two factors.

## The Moment of Force depends on the _____Force applied and the

Distance of Force from the pivot.