Ask Uncle Colin: how to do moments questions? | Colin

Ask Uncle Colin is a chance to ask your burning, possibly embarrassing, maths questions — and to show off your skills at coming up with clever acronyms. Send your questions to colin@flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk and Uncle Colin will do what he can.

Dear Uncle Colin,

I’m struggling to make sense of questions about moments in M1. Can you help?

— Failing Equilibrium-Related Moments… All Torque!

Hi, FERMAT! That’s a bit more general than the kind of question I usually answer, but no matter!

Here’s the briefest theory of equilibrium I can come up with.
Equilibrium

A body is in…

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