The lever

Physics

TURNING EFFECT OF A FORCE

TURNING EFFECT OF A FORCE.

Turning effects

The turning effect of a body is called the moment of that force.

The turning effect produced depends on both the size of the force and the distance from the pivot.

The moment of a force about a point is the product of the force applied and the perpendicular distance from the pivot (or turning point) to the line of action of the force.