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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

Answer Scheme

The diagram below show 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


= 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.