Law of the Lever: Definition, Formula & Examples

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Which of the following items is required to turn a rigid bar into a lever?

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1. Which of the following would represent a torque if the force is 90° to the lever arm?

2. What has to happen for a lever to be in equilibrium where there is no rotation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet assessment tool to see what you know about the law of the lever. You must be familiar with relevant terms and details about torque and equilibrium in order to correctly answer all of the quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will be required to:

  • Understand what is required to turn a rigid bar into a lever
  • Identify what represents a torque when the force is 90 degrees to the lever arm
  • Explain what will cause a lever to be in equilibrium where there is no rotation
  • Solve a sample problem regarding equilibrium
  • Select a true statement based on a given description about two forces

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve lever sample problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the achievement of equilibrium with no rotation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding torque
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer true/false questions about forces on opposite sides

Additional Learning

You can gain more insight into this physics topic by reviewing the lesson called Law of the Lever: Definition, Formula & Examples. You will find out more about:

  • How torque is defined
  • What else the law of the lever is known as
  • What this law equates
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