The force applied to a lever, multiplied by the distance from the lever's fulcrum, multiplied again by the sine of the angle created, is described as torque. This is also known as "r cross f," or "force times fulcrum distance times sine theta."
Fulcrum[change | change source]
Equation[change | change source]
The equation for torque is:
References[change | change source]
- Holzner, Steven (2010). Physics Essentials For Dummies. Wiley Publishing. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-470-61841-7.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Horsepower and Torque" Archived 2007-03-28 at the Wayback Machine An article showing how power, torque, and gearing affect a vehicle's performance.
- a discussion of torque and angular momentum in an online textbook Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
- Torque and Angular Momentum in Circular Motion [permanent dead link] on Project PHYSNET.
- An interactive simulation of torque