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Torque on an apple?

  1. Oct 30, 2012 #1
    What is the magnitude of the torque about the origin of an apple at coordinates (-3.0, 0, 7.0) m due to force F whose only component is Fx = 2.0 N?
    What is the y-component of this torque?
    What is the magnitude of the torque if the force is Fx = - 2.0 N?
    What is the y-component of this torque?
    What is the magnitude of the torque if the force is Fz = 2.0 N?
    What is the y-component of this torque?

    t=Ia or is there another equation?


    t=-3*2.0 N= -6 N*m
    I did N*m for the other ones but still getting the answer wrong.
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2012 #2

    CWatters

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    If (-3.0, 0, 7.0) is a point in 3D space (x,y,z) then...

    is that T = x * F ?

    I believe that should be T = z * F

    Draw it.
     
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