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General question about torque

  1. Feb 18, 2010 #1
    If a problem asks for the force of torque that will stop something from rotating that will be equal(?) to the amount of torque implied in the problem?
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  3. Feb 18, 2010 #2


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    The problem is probably asking for the torque of a force required to stop the object from rotating. Think about Newton's laws. What must be the sum of all torques in order for there to be no rotation?
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