Ml-1 Moments

Aim

To demonstrate that in equilibrium the sum of the moments about an arbitrary point is zero.

Apparatus

  • Moment bar
  • Set of weights
  • Retort stands

Moments 1 Moments Diagram

Moments Setup and Diagram.

Description

The meter rule is suspended as shown in the diagram. Balance is obtained by the application of appropriate weights at the positions shown. Taking moments about any appropriate point demonstrates the principle.

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