Experiment Mo-07

Loaded Beam

Description: Two spring platform scales hold a horizontal board and masses are placed on top.  The masses can be arranged in the middle so that the scales read the same, on one end, so one scale holds all of the mass, or in any position where the scales will split in any way.


Setup of the beam and scales.  Both scales read one kilogram.


Three kilogram mass on center of beam.  Both scales read two kilograms.


Three kilogram mass on end of beam.  Empty side reads one kilogram, side with mass reads three kilograms.


Materials: Two spring scales, beam, masses


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