Torque: Concept, Equation & Example


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Which of the following is a correct definition of torque?

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1. Why is it easier to open a door by pushing a long way from the hinge?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of torque in the real-world?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rotational dynamics and torque may sound like big words, but you probably have some knowledge of them already without even knowing it! Check out the quiz and worksheet to see what you understand about these topics. Some questions in the quiz ask you to correctly define terminology and solve mathematical equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the assessment, you will be tested on these subjects:

  • Real-world examples of torque
  • Process of opening a door in relation to its hinges
  • Relationship between pivot point and mass
  • Definition of torque

Skills Practiced

Develop these skill sets by working on the quiz and worksheet materials:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about rotational dynamics and torque from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of force to identify the amount of torque produced when a force is applied at a specific distance from a pivot point
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a practice problem asking for the correct distance of an object from a pivot point when provided with the mass of two objects
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about torque

Additional Learning

Generate additional understanding about this topic by viewing the video lesson entitled Rotational Dynamics & Torque. The lesson will help you study these learning objectives:

  • Understand how humans learn about torque through trial-and-error as they grow up
  • Learn how Newton's First Law is crucial in identifying the torque of an object
  • Solve an equation involving rotational dynamics and torque