We all know [tex]\tau=\bold{r} \times \bold{F}[/tex](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Also we know about moments. My question is, can we prove/derive the equations for these quantities from Newton's laws of motion without a priory setting the relation toras proportional from experiment?

Meaning that if we define [tex]\tau=f(\bold{r}) \times \bold{F}[/tex], can we find [tex]f(\bold{r})[/tex] from first principles, i.e Newtons laws of motion, conservation laws, e.t.c.?

I've been trying for many hours now but can't seem to get there...

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