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Your doctor's scale has arms on which weights slide to

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Problem 4Q

Your doctor's scale has arms on which weights slide to counter your weight, Fig. . These weights are much lighter than you are. How does this work?

FIGURE 9-35

Question 4.

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   torque of light object.

   torque of heavy object.

         the torques are equal.

The small force is farther from the pivot point. The bigger force is close to pivot point.  Heavy object is in rotational equilibrium with light object.

 

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Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Edition: 6
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

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