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## Moment of force

The turning effect of force is called moment of force.

The moment of force depends on the following factors.

• The size (magnitude) of the force
• The perpendicular distance between the line of action of the force and the turning point which is called the pivot.

We calculate the moment of force by using the following formula

Moment of force = force * perpendicular distance from pivot to the line of action of the force
Moment=F * d

Moment is measured in newton meters(Nm).

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