Science - The Lever

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mshowley
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Science - The Lever
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2012-04-28 18:52:21
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The Lever
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  1. What is a lever?
    A lever is any rigid body which is free to turn about a fixed point or line called a fulcrum
  2. List examples of a lever
    See-saw

    Scissors
  3. What is a fulcrum?
    A fulcrum is the fixed point or line through which something swings
  4. State the Law of the Lever
    When a lever is balanced the sum of the clockwise moments is equal to the sum of the anticlockwise moments
  5. What is the centres of gravity of an object?
    The centre of gravity of an object is the point through which the weight of the object appears to act
  6. Explain what is meant by the term equilibrium
    This is when an object is balanced

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