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in order to examine rotational equilibrium of an object can we take torque about any point.for example:1.while examing rotational equilibrium of a sea-saw we take torque about fulcrum,if we take torque about ends then we will get a net torque even if loads on both the sides are equal in magnitude.2.to examine toppling of a rectangular block about a point what are the points about which we can calculate torque.Also reply if there do exists such special points why is it so.

in order to examine rotational equilibrium of an object can we take torque about any point.for example:1.while examing rotational equilibrium of a sea-saw we take torque about fulcrum,if we take torque about ends then we will get a net torque even if loads on both the sides are equal in magnitude.2.to examine toppling of a rectangular block about a point what are the points about which we can calculate torque.Also reply if there do exists such special points why is it so.

Grade:Upto college level

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anwer adnan
16 Points
12 years ago
anwer adnan
16 Points
12 years ago

u r in misconception u wont get net torque abt end .u r not considering the torque of normal at the hinge point..

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