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Quick question about torque

  1. Oct 15, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    When you are given a torque question and it says that the beam or rigid body is "uniform", does that automatically mean rotational equilibrium (ΣT (torque) = 0 )?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 16, 2008 #2


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    No, it means that the mass of the body is evenly distributed throughout its volume. Together with the shape and size of the body, this allows you to calculate the its moment of inertia.
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