In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the torques applied by forces that act at perpendicular distances from axes of rotation.
Sample Question Videos
When opening a door, you push on it perpendicularly with a force of 55.0 N at a distance of 0.850 m from the hinges. What torque are you exerting relative to the hinges?
What is the torque about the origin of the force N if it is applied at the point whose position is: m?
The cylindrical head bolts on a car are to be tightened with a torque of 91.0 N⋅m. If a mechanic uses a wrench of length 65 cm, what perpendicular force must he exert on the end of the wrench to tighten a bolt correctly?