what actually torque is?

what actually torque is?


2 Answers

879 Points
11 years ago

Dear ankit,

Torque is a measure of how much a force acting on an object causes that object to rotate. The object rotates about an axis, which we will call the pivot point, and will label 'O'. We will call the force 'F'. The distance from the pivot point to the point where the force acts is called the moment arm, and is denoted by 'r'. Note that this distance, 'r', is also a vector, and points from the axis of rotation to the point where the force acts.

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Anuj Shrivastava
31 Points
11 years ago

torque is a  product between force applied and perpendicular distance from line of action of force

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