Goal: Hone the concept of torque
F1 = 6N, and F2 = 8N, what is the total torque
about point A?
- 1.0 N-m, out
- 0.7 N-m, in
- 7.0 N-m, out
- 1.0 N-m, in
- 6.0 N-m, out
- None of the above.
(6) Many students use the origin rather than the point A. This provides
the opportunity to stress that torque is found with respect to a
specified point. Students using the right hand rule incorrectly may