What is Torque? - Definition, Equation & Calculation


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Torque is defined as what kind of force that tends to cause rotation?

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1. Torque is different from a linear force because we need to know not only mass and acceleration, but also what?

2. Which of the following is a scenario where an object would be in rotational equilibrium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of torque with this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be assessed on the definition, factors, and other vocabulary of surrounding the concept of torque.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practices aims to focus on:

  • The type of force torque demonstrates
  • Torque's components
  • Rotational equilibrium
  • An instance in which torque would be cancelled

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related torque lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different forces
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about uses of torque in a different light

Additional Learning

To acquire more information on torque, read the corresponding lesson, What is Torque? - Definition, Equation & Calculation. This lesson will provides a handle on:

  • Examples of torque in everyday life
  • The physics of torque
  • Units of torque
  • The formula for rotational equilibrium