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Solution: When the movement caused by the moment of force is in clockwise direction, it is a clockwise moment of force. When the movement caused by the moment of force is in anti-clockwise direction, it is an anticlockwise moment of force.

## What is clockwise and anticlockwise moments?

If the effect of the body is to turn in anticlockwise, moment of force is called anticlockwise moment and it is taken positive. If the effect of the body is to turn it clockwise the moment of force is called clockwise moment and it is taken negative.

## What is anticlockwise moment in physics?

Moments act about a point in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction. The point chosen could be any point on the object, but the pivot – also known as the fulcrum – is usually chosen. The anticlockwise moment acts downward on the left, and the clockwise moment acts downwards on the right.

## How do you solve clockwise and anticlockwise moments?

The Principle of Moments

If an object is balanced, the total clockwise moment about a point is equal to the total anticlockwise moment about the same point. This is called the Principle of Moments. Total clockwise moment = Total anticlockwise moment. The diagram below shows two masses balanced on a level beam.

## What is the direction of anticlockwise moment?

The direction of anticlockwise moment is along the axis of rotation outwards, while of clockwise moment is along the axis of rotation inwards.

## What does clockwise mean?

adverb [ADV after v] When something is moving clockwise, it is moving in a circle in the same direction as the hands on a clock.

## What is a clockwise moment?

Solution: When the movement caused by the moment of force is in clockwise direction, it is a clockwise moment of force. When the movement caused by the moment of force is in anti-clockwise direction, it is an anticlockwise moment of force.

## What is clockwise movement?

Clockwise motion (abbreviated CW) proceeds in the same direction as a clock’s hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back up to the top. The opposite sense of rotation or revolution is (in Commonwealth English) anticlockwise (ACW) or (in North American English) counterclockwise (CCW).

## Do the clockwise and anticlockwise moments add up to zero?

So, basically the principle of moments, defines the null addition of all the rotational effects of forces acting, hence the clockwise and anticlockwise moments of forces add up to zero.

## Is a clockwise moment positive or negative?

If a moment is moving ANTICLOCKWISE it is considered a POSITIVE moment. If a moment is moving CLOCKWISE it is considered a NEGATIVE moment.