• Due Oct 13, 2016 at 8:59am
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  • Available until Oct 13, 2016 at 8:59am
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Watch the following video tutorial on torque, which relates forces and rotation.

[PDF of Slides]


• A torque is when a force causes rotation.
• Magnitude of torque depends on direction and magnitude of the force and on the lever arm.
• The larger the lever arm (distance between the axis of rotation and the applied force) the larger the resulting torque.
• Characters can spin by creating a torque with their feet, pushing off on the floor.
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