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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

(a) Is it possible to calculate the torque acting on a rigid object without specifying an origin? (b) Is the torque independent of the location of the origin?

(a)

To determine
Whether an origin is necessary to calculate torque.

Explanation

The torque on an object is given by,

τ=r×F

  • F is the force applied.
  • r is the distance between center and point of application of force

(b)

To determine
Whether an origin is necessary to calculate torque.

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