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Simple torque question

  1. Oct 5, 2004 #1
    Just tryin to wrap my head around it, say ive got 2 squares(only worrying about 2d), assuming one is twice the size as the other but same mass.
    if i push on the corner of the small square there is less toque than if i did the same push on the large box since its conact point is further from the cm?

    just a simple example id like clarrified to help me understand better
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  3. Oct 6, 2004 #2


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    I assume you are talking about the torques about the centres, generated by equal forces. Then:
    True , but the moment of inertia of the bigger square is largest.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2004
  4. Oct 10, 2004 #3
    cheers, yeah i was thinking of the simple case

    thanks for the answer, does help....sorta new it myself but wanted to hear it from someone else....
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