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## How do you solve torque problems in physics?

## How do you balance a seesaw in physics?

The heavier you are, the larger the gravitational force. To balance the beam again, you need a counteracting force on the other side. One possibility is to place a second person at the same weight on the other side of the beam. Once the same force is pulling down on each side of the beam the seesaw is balanced.

## What force must be applied to B to balance the see saw?

Correct answer: In order for the seesaw to be balanced, the torque must be equal on each side of the pivot point. Use the equation for torque in this equation. The force of each object will be equal to the force of gravity. Gravity can be canceled from each side of the equation.

## What is a problem in a see saw?

Where should the fulcrum be placed for the seesaw to be in equilibrium? By analysing the statement, the problem is to determine the position of the seesaw’s fulcrum so that the seesaw will be in equilibrium.

## How do you calculate seesaw?

The equation to calculate this would be F1xd1 = F2xd2 (Force 1 x distance 1 from pivot = Force 2 x distance 2 from pivot). If the seesaw had two sets of weights placed on either side of the fulcrum, as in Diagram 3, then you would use the equation F1d1 + F2d2 = F3d3 + F4d4 (force1 + force2 = force3 + force4).

## What is the formula to calculate torque?

Measure the distance, r , between the pivot point and the point the force is applied. Determine the angle ฮธ between the direction of the applied force and the vector between the point the force is applied to the pivot point. Multiply r by F and sin ฮธ and you will get the torque.

## Why is torque maximum at 90 degrees?

At a 90 degrees angle, if the force is applied at the furthest point of a body’s centre of mass, the force applied is fully converted in angular acceleration. In the way between you have both effects at the same time.

## How do you solve torque problems with angles?

## Is a seesaw push or pull?

The work, force applied to the lever, is the person sitting on the other end of the seesaw. The force that is applied by pushing down/pushing up on one end of the seesaw can substitue for the mass on the other end. The longer the lever, the less force one needs to lift a heavy object.

## How will you balance two person on a seesaw with unequal weights?

How do two children of different weights balance on a seesaw? The heavier child sits closer to the center and the lighter child sits farther away. When the product of the weight of the child and the distance from the center is equal on both sides, the seesaw should be horizontal to the ground.

## What law of motion is a seesaw?

That’s an example of Newton’s third law of rotational motion, which observes that for every torque one object exerts on a second object, the second object exerts an equal, but oppositely directed torque back on the first object.

## What is the moment acting on the seesaw?

A moment is the turning effect of a force. Forces that create a moment act around a point called the pivot. The pivot is the point around which the object can rotate or turn. On a seesaw the pivot is the point in the middle.

## Does the See Saw show physics at work how?

The correct answer is Force. A seesaw, also known as a teeter-totter, is a long narrow board with a centre pivot point. A seesaw has a pivot point in the middle of the board. When an object is balanced on a pivot point, the turning forces on each side must equal the turning force on the other side.

## What will happen if on a see saw one child gets up suddenly Why?

If a child gets up suddenly on a seesaw and at the same time other side of the seesaw will give fall of to the ground because the weight of both the children were balance and when one gets up the weight gets unbalanced and that’s why the other side will give a drop.

## How do you find the moment of inertia of a seesaw?

## How do you find the center of mass of a seesaw?

## When two children of different weights balance on a seesaw they each produce equal torques in opposite directions?

This is the rotational motion equivalent to Newton’s first law. Two children can balance a seesaw when the weight of each produces an equal torque about the pivot in opposite directions (clockwise and counter clockwise).

## Where is the effort on a seesaw?

In the case of a Seesaw. The person who is at the top is the effort and the bottom person is the load. This is because the effort must over come the forces on the load. The closer the load is to the fulcrum, the less energy you need to put into moving the load.

## Is a seesaw a balanced force?

We say that the forces are balanced. When balanced forces act on an object, they do not change the object’s motion or direction โ just like the seesaw above. Another example of balanced forces at work is an airplane that is flying at a constant speed and in a constant direction.

## How do you construct a seesaw equilibrium?

Seesaws are governed by a simple equation stating that to achieve balance, the force exerted on one end of the seesaw times the distance between the force and the pivot should equal the force exerted on the other side of the seesaw times the distance of that force from the pivot.

## What is torque example?

Torque is the expression of a rotational or twisting force. The engines in vehicles rotate about an axis, thus creating torque. It can be viewed as the strength of a vehicle. Torque is what rockets a sports car from 0-60 kmph in seconds.

## Is torque the same as moment?

What is the main difference between torque and moment? Torque is the measurement of the turning force of a body, while the moment is the measurement of the perpendicular distance from the point of rotation to the force’s line of action.

## Is torque the same as work?

Hint :Torque is the rotational equivalent of linear force which causes an angular acceleration and angular acceleration is the rate of change of the angular velocity with respect to the time. Work can be defined as the product of force and distance travelled.

## What angle is minimum torque?

(c) Zero (minimum) torque occurs when ฮธ is zero and sin ฮธ = 0.