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Torque is applied to a steering wheel of an automobile

  1. Oct 2, 2011 #1
    (Q) What torque is applied to a steering wheel of an automobile when the driver applies a force of 50 newtons tangent to the circumference of the wheel? Diameter of the steering wheel is 40 cm.

    F = 50 N
    D (torque arm) = 0.40m

    T= Fd = 20 N... but its wrong....... any ideas...
     
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  3. Oct 2, 2011 #2

    gneill

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    Re: Torque

    Diameter is not radius.
     
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