Torque Question

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Will a constant torque accelerate an object and why or why not?

I put the velocity will stay the same and but i cant come up with a reason.
 

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Doc Al
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How does Newton's 2nd law apply to rotational motion?
 
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sportsnh
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so my answer is wrong it should be it does accelerate becasue a constantly applied force will accelerate an object
 
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Doc Al
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First off, a net torque produces an angular acceleration, not necessarily a translational acceleration. A net force produces a translational acceleration.
 

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