2D rigid body dynamics Torque –Torque (τ) is the rotational effect of a force, or the tendency of a force to turn a body. In engineering it is also called moment. sintFFrFrτφ=⋅=⋅⋅=⋅A– Special cases: (a) (b) (c) – Zero torque: LOA passes through the pivot.
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PHYS 2305 taught by Professor Tschang during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.