# What is the equation for a moment?

We define the turning effect with the equation: Moment = Force × Perpendicular distance from the pivot. Since force is measured in newtons (N) and distances in metres (m) the unit for a moment is the newton-metre (Nm). Moments can act in two ways: clockwise or anticlockwise.

Similarly, it is asked, what are the principles of moment?

The principle of moments states that when in equilibrium the total sum of the anti clockwise moment is equal to the total sum of the clockwise moment. When a system is stable or balance it is said to be in equilibrium as all the forces acting on the system cancel each other out.

What is Varignon's principle?

The Principle of Moments. The Principle of Moments, also known as Varignon's Theorem, states that the moment of any force is equal to the algebraic sum of the moments of the components of that force.

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