Ridiculous question but... If these equations are true:
Moment of force = force * perpendicular distance from pivot to force (M=Fd)
Work done by force = force * distance moved by force in the direction of force ( W = Fd)
Does that mean...
Moment of force = work done by force
(I am aware that the distances here are not the same, one is when it comes to pivots and the other for work)
But both have the same units, Nm (Newton * meter)
Force and distance in both equations are indirectly proportional, with either directly proportional with their multiplied value..:
If distance is contant and force increases, moment of force increases..
If force is contant and distance decreases, work done by works decreases..
Additionally, Newton * meter is Joules..in case of work.. (Nm = J)
Does this mean..
Moment of force = work done by force ?
BUT IT DOESN'T STOP THERE.
If weight = mass * acceleration due to gravity = force (W = mg = F)
gravitational potential energy = weight * height = mass * g * height = force * height = MOMENT OF FORCE = WORK DONE BY FORCE. (g.p.e. = mgh = Fh = Fd = M = W )
Moment of force = work done by force = gravitational potential energy (M = W = g.p.e.)
--I find this ridiculous but I've been quite disturbed by the fact that this hasn't been discussed and answered before (as far as I've seen)