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Can torque only be caused by a force couple?

  1. May 11, 2010 #1
    Is it necessary that torque can only be caused by a force couple? If not, then can you provide examples?
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  3. May 11, 2010 #2

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    This looks like homework.

    You need to show some work on the problem before we can help you.
  4. May 11, 2010 #3
    What do you understand torque is?
  5. May 11, 2010 #4


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    A "force couple" implies that there are multiple forces acting upon an object but no net linear force on an object. Is this what you mean by "force couple"?
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