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written by Carl Rod Nave
This item is a short introduction to the concept of torque and how it influences the rotational motion of an object.  It also contains links to more advanced materials involving torque calculation and direction, vector angular quantities, lever action, and angular acceleration.  

This item is part of a larger base of resources and instructional materials being continually developed by Rod Nave, Georgia State University.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Rotational Dynamics
- High School
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Restriction: © 2000 C. R. Nave
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Keyword: torque
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created January 23, 2007 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated: Apr 16, 2012 by Ed Lee
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