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Lever Principle

This applet shows a symmetrical lever with some mass pieces each of which has a weight of 1.0 N. The lever arms can be read from the coloured rectangles; one rectangle corresponds to 0.10 m. The lever is in balance when the applet is started.

You can attach a new mass piece or put it to another place with pressed mouse button. In a similar way you can remove a mass piece by clicking on it.

A lever is in balance if the total left side torque is equal to the total right side torque.

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URL: http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/lever.htm
© Walter Fendt, November 2, 1997
Last modification: January 18, 2003

This applet is part of the Contemporary College Physics Simulation Library.