Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Method of moments

  1. Nov 14, 2005 #1
    Part of my lab involves using the method of moments to calculate the weight of a meter stick. We attached two weights to different ends of the meter stick and are expected to calculate the weight of the meter stick based on the positions of the weights. I have no clue what the moment of methods is. Thanks for the help.
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 14, 2005 #2
    Hi! Here are some definitions for you..

    The Principle of Moments states that when an object is in equilibrium, the sum of anticlockwise moments about any point is the same as the sum of the clockwise moments about the same point.

    A moment is defined as the product of the force and the perpendicular distance from the line of action of the force to the pivot.

    Hope these are helpful!
  4. Nov 15, 2005 #3
    thanks, that makes sense given the information we have.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook