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Homework Help: Does a static container apply a torque on Earth ?

  1. Dec 25, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Does that container full of water gives a torque on Earth ?

    http://imageshack.com/a/img537/6733/9Y0Hqq.png [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I drawn all interesting forces :

    http://imageshack.com/a/img540/9315/ymwwvW.png [Broken]

    Like that there is a torque from F2-F3, but it's strange, then I think I'm wrong, F2 and F3 have a direction to the center of the Earth ?
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  3. Dec 25, 2014 #2


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    What is F1? Is the diagram asserting that the force of the container on the earth is more than the weight of water in the container?
  4. Dec 25, 2014 #3

    Doug Huffman

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    Angular momentum is conserved.
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