10.1 Physics 6A Torque

10.1 Physics 6A Torque - Torque Physics 6A Prepared by...

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Unformatted text preview: Torque Physics 6A Prepared by Vince Zaccone For Campus Learning Assistance Services at UCSB Torque Torque is what causes angular acceleration (just like a force causes linear acceleration) Prepared by Vince Zaccone For Campus Learning Assistance Services at UCSB Torque Torque is what causes angular acceleration (just like a force causes linear acceleration) Prepared by Vince Zaccone For Campus Learning Assistance Services at UCSB For a torque to be applied to an object, there needs to be a force that acts at some distance away from a pivot point. For example, consider tightening a bolt with a wrench. Which of the 3 forces shown will tighten the bolt? Pivot Point F A F B F C Torque Torque is what causes angular acceleration (just like a force causes linear acceleration) Prepared by Vince Zaccone For Campus Learning Assistance Services at UCSB For a torque to be applied to an object, there needs to be a force that acts at some distance away from a pivot point. For example, consider tightening a bolt with a wrench. Which of the 3 forces shown will tighten the bolt? Pivot Point F A F B F C Force B will tend to rotate the bolt clockwise, which will tighten it. Torque Torque is what causes angular acceleration (just like a force causes linear acceleration) Prepared by Vince Zaccone For Campus Learning Assistance Services at UCSB For a torque to be applied to an object, there needs to be a force that acts at some distance away from a pivot point. For example, consider tightening a bolt with a wrench. Which of the 3 forces shown will tighten the bolt? Pivot Point F A F B F C Force B will tend to rotate the bolt clockwise, which will tighten it. Notice that force A will tend to rotate the bolt counter-clockwise, loosening it. What does force C do? Torque Torque is what causes angular acceleration (just like a force causes linear acceleration) Prepared by Vince Zaccone For Campus Learning Assistance Services at UCSB For a torque to be applied to an object, there needs to be a force that acts at some distance away from a pivot point. For example, consider tightening a bolt with a wrench. Which of the 3 forces shown will tighten the bolt? Pivot Point F A F B F C Force B will tend to rotate the bolt clockwise, which will tighten it. Notice that force A will tend to rotate the bolt counter-clockwise, loosening it....
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PHYS 6a taught by Professor Stanek during the Spring '07 term at UCSB.

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10.1 Physics 6A Torque - Torque Physics 6A Prepared by...

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