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date: 28 November 2021

moment arm (lever arm) 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine
Author(s):

Michael Kent

The shortest perpendicular distance between a force's line of action and an axis of rotation (e.g. a pivot). In a lever, the moment arm of the force is often referred to as the force arm and that of the resistance is referred to as the resistance arm.... ...

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