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Torque Sum with applied torque off axis

  1. Mar 19, 2013 #1
    I think I'm missing something really simple here due to being out of school for a while:

    In a free body diagram, if I am trying to take the sum of torques about point 1, how should I deal with an applied torque at point 2? See attached sketch

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  3. Mar 19, 2013 #2


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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi Xevuhtess7! Welcome to PF! :smile:

    Do you mean a couple, a pair of equal and oposite forces?

    The the torque is the same about any point. :wink:
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