Chapter 5 - Turning Effect of Forces
a) A diver of weight 650 N stands still on the diving board, 1.9 m from the pivot. Calculate the moment of the weight of the diver about the pivot.
b) Name 2 ways to lower the centre of gravity of an object.
a) moment of the weight of the diver about the pivot = F* pendicular distance from pivot
b) Reduce the height of the object
Increase the mass at the base of the object.