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EM-233 | Law of Moments Apparatus

  • Investigation of the equilibrium of moments on a two-arm lever
  • Ball bearing-mounted beam with integrated scale as two-arm lever
  • Sturdy metal frame
  • LxWxH: 600x300x410mm
  • Weight: approx. 10kg
Technical Specification
It is used to investigate the fundamentals of the equilibrium of moments based on the example of a two-arm lever. Moments occurring on the lever are to be brought to equilibrium. A centrally mounted beam represents a two-arm lever. Movable riders are placed on the lever and weights are applied. Equilibrium is attained by moving the weights. Distances from the pivot point – the lever arms – can be read from an integrated scale. The calculation of the lever arms is verified in the experiment. A vertical column carries the lever. A sturdy base plate ensures that the unit stands securely.
Learning Objectives
  • Fundamentals of the equilibrium of moments: applied forces, generated moments and equilibrium
  • Action of forces dependent on the lever arm
  • LxWxH: 600x30x10mm, centrally ball bearing mounted
  • lever length: 2x 300mm
  • 3x (hanger)
  • 6x 5N
  • 12x 1N