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What is a moment?

  1. Mar 14, 2014 #1
    moment of a force, magnetic moment, moment of momentum etc

    what is a moment in general?
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2014 #2
    A moment is a force acting on a lever arm that will try to cause a rotation about an axis. Some people like to use the word torque instead.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2014 #3

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    See this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_(physics [Broken])
     
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