Turning Effect of Forces Preview Page

Learning Outcomes

Candidates should be able to:

  • describe the moment of a force in terms of its turning effect and relate this to everyday examples
  • recall and apply the relationship moment of a force (or torque) = force × perpendicular distance from the pivot to new situations or to solve related problems
  • state the principle of moments for a body in equilibrium
  • apply the principle of moments to new situations or to solve related problems
  • show understanding that the weight of a body may be taken as acting at a single point known as its centre of gravity
  • describe qualitatively the effect of the position of the centre of gravity on the stability of objects

Sample Worksheets

Physics SPA S3 - Moments Preview Notes