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Natland Note: (12/10/13)

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NOTES:

Brief Notes on Torque (with a sample problem)
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NOTE: Torque has the same dimensions as energy, but because torque is not energy, say it is Newton meters (N x m) instead of Joules (J) to avoid confusion


A problem explained step by step from Mr. Natland:

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Check Your Understanding 6 (page 253):
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Some pictures/diagrams on torque:

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Different cases of torque



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Balancing with different distances and masses



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Note: The torque vector is three-dimensionally perpendicular to the lever arm and the force (which are in the same plane)


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This explains where rsin(θ) comes from













SAMPLE PROBLEMS:

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FROM THE TEXTBOOK: Chapter 10 - #s 3, 12, 19, 25, 72
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrhyb70jt_s



You can comment on the video if you have any questions or have recommendations --Marcelo




WEBSITES:

Another explanation of torque from NASA:

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/torque.html


What is torque? These website help explain - have a lot of good diagrams

http://physics.tutorvista.com/rotational-dynamics/torque.html
http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/torque/Q.torque.intro.html


A cool explanation of torque using seesaws and ballet dancer (has a video on it but it can't be embedded on this page):

http://www.pbs.org/opb/circus/classroom/circus-physics/center-mass/

The Physics of Dance - neat website about how ballet and physics are related to one another:

http://physicsofdance.homestead.com/ballet2.html






SOURCES:

http://physics.tutorvista.com/rotational-dynamics/torque.html
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/torque.html
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/torq2.html
http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/torque/Q.torque.intro.html
http://www.pbs.org/opb/circus/classroom/circus-physics/center-mass/
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/torque-angular-momentum/torque-tutorial/v/introduction-to-torque
http://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/tutorials/using-torque-and-thrusters-to-move-and-rotate-a-player-designed-spaceship--gamedev-2610
http://physicsofdance.homestead.com/ballet2.html