Pressure and Moments

Basic objective of this lecture is to present on Pressure and Moments. Pressure – In solids, if a force is applied over a smaller surface area you get a larger pressure. Pressure can be calculated using the following equation: Pressure = Force /Area. Moments make things turn or rotate. They are caused by forces but are not forces themselves. The moment will be bigger if: the force causing the turning effect is bigger and the force is further from the pivot.