How many types of levers are available?
On the basis of the location of fulcrum, load, and effort in the lever body, the lever is divided into 3 types. These types of levers are First Class lever, Second Class lever, and Third Class lever.
What are the 3 types of lever?
The three types of levers are First Class lever, Second Class lever, and Third Class lever. These types are based on the relative position of the fulcrum, load, and effort in the lever body.
What is the first class lever?
The lever which has a Fulcrum or pivot point in between the Load and Effort is called first class lever.
Give examples of first class lever.
Seesaw is an example of first class lever where the pivot(fulcrum) is in the middle.
What is the second class lever?
The lever which has a Load in between the Fulcrum(pivot) and Effort is called second class lever.
Give examples of second class lever.
An example of second class lever is nutcracker where the nut (load here) is in the middle.
What is the third class lever?
The lever which has Effort in between the Fulcrum(pivot) and Load is called third class lever.
Give examples of third class lever.
Examples of third class lever include tweezers where effort is applied in the middle.
Conclusion – types of levers
This is a quick reference to types of levers. We will add more details to this topic in near future.
Please note that, we call first class lever as class one lever also.
Similarly, we know Second class lever and third class levers as class two lever and class three lever respectively.