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Torque Question

  1. Apr 5, 2007 #1
    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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  3. Apr 5, 2007 #2

    Doc Al

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    How does Newton's 2nd law apply to rotational motion?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2007 #3
    so my answer is wrong it should be it does accelerate becasue a constantly applied force will accelerate an object
     
  5. Apr 5, 2007 #4

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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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