Hi, I am a noob to physics trying to get a better understanding of rigid bodies.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

How do I calculate the torque, force at the center of mass of a rigid body given a torque whose axis is not going through the center of mass of the body?

Example(engine axis doesn't go trough com):

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I found the following equation for the torque:

Tcom = I / (I + m * (r * r)) * T

I is the scalar inertia relative to torque axis n:

n = T / |T|

I = (Inertia * n) * n

I looks like the parallel axis theorem is used here. Is it correct?

And how do I calculate the force due to torque:

Fcom = r x T ?

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# Torque applied at offset

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