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A particle is located at A constant force of magnitude 2.6 N acts on the particle. Find the components of the torque about the origin when the force acts in (a) the positive x direction and (b) the negative z direction.

A particle is located at A constant force of magnitude 2.6 N acts on the particle. Find the components of the torque about the origin when the force acts in (a) the positive x direction and (b) the negative z direction.

Grade:11

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Aditi Chauhan
askIITians Faculty 396 Points
7 years ago
(a) When the force acts in the positive x direction, the vector force can be written in unit vector notation as:
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Substitute the values in the expression of cross product given by equation (1),
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(b) When the force acts in the negative z direction, the vector force can be written in unit vector notation as:

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