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Calculating clockwise and counterclockwise torque

  1. Apr 2, 2008 #1
    I am doing a lab in school that deals with calculating the clockwise and counterclockwise torque .. however, I don't know how to do this. Can someone please help me and let me know what the equation is? Thanks!
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  3. Apr 2, 2008 #2


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    Not enough information. Torque equals force times radius. Angular notation associates counterclockwise torque and rotation to be positive, and clockwise torque and rotation to be negative.
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