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I got a general question(not a math problem)

  1. Nov 16, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    what is the relationship between the magnitudes of the forces exerted and the lever arm distance over which the force were exerted?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    the force and distance are directly related because T (torque) = F times (lever arm)
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
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  3. Nov 16, 2008 #2

    arildno

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    There is no relationship.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2008 #3
    what?!?! why1? is it because the force has to be perpendicular to the center of rotation?
     
  5. Nov 16, 2008 #4

    arildno

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    No.
    It is because if you have a lever of a certain length, you can apply whatever force upon it. A tiny force or a huge force, your choice.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2008 #5
    ahhh ok thanks
     
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