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shortydeb

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thank you!

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Rotational equilibrium exists when the total net torque on an object is zero. Static equilibrium is when the object is also not in motion. You can apply both concepts to a car (depending on the situation of course).

You can definitely calculate the torque on a car. If a car is moving on a circular track at constant speed, what is the net torque on it?

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Hi shortydeb! Welcome to PF!

Rotational equilibrium is often used to calculate forces where there isn't really

For example, you may have noticed that if you and a friend are carrying a heavy pole, the one who holds it nearer the end supports less weight.

This can only be calculated by using the fact that the pole is

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shortydeb

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anyway i thought about this for a little bit and i concluded (wrongfully or not) that any object can be in rotational equilibrium since the sum of the external torques just has to be equal to zero.

Much appreciated btw.

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