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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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Classical Mechanics
- Rotational Dynamics
- High School
- Instructional Material
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- Reference Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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C. Nave, (2000), WWW Document, (http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/torq.html#torq).
C. Nave, Hyperphysics: Torque (2000), <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/torq.html#torq>.
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Nave, C. (2011, May 1). Hyperphysics: Torque. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/torq.html#torq
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Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics: Torque. May 1, 2011. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/torq.html#torq (accessed 16 April 2024).
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Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics: Torque. 2000. 1 May 2011. 16 Apr. 2024 <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/torq.html#torq>.
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