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 leftside torque is equal to the total right side torque.|
© Walter Fendt, November 2, 1997
Last modification: December 20, 1999
This applet is part of the Contemporary College Physics Simulation Library.