Lever Principle

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This applet shows a symmetric lever with some mass pieces each of which has a weight of 1.0 N. The lever arms can be read off 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 leftside torque is equal to the total right side torque.

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© Walter Fendt, November 2, 1997
Last update: May 22, 1998

Source file (German version): Hebel.java

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