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Homework Help: Magnitude of the Torque generated at Pivot Point.

  1. Nov 2, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A force of 10 N is applied to the end of a 0.63 m long torque wrench at an angle 45 degrees from a line joining the pivot point to the handle. What is the magnitude of the torque generated about the pivot point?

    2. Relevant equations

    rFsin=




    3. The attempt at a solution[
    Not quite sure how to get started?

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  3. Nov 2, 2007 #2

    PhanthomJay

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    rFsintheta=Torque; what is r, what is theta, and what is F??
     
  4. Nov 2, 2007 #3
    Force is 10 N, Theta must be 45 degrees, and the radius must be 0.63 m I think?
     
  5. Nov 2, 2007 #4

    Astronuc

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  6. Nov 2, 2007 #5
    Thank you, that link helped.
     
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