When cylinder-head bolts in an automobile engine are tightened the critical quantity is the ?torque? applied to the bolts. Why is the torque more important than the actual ?force? applied to the wrench handle?

Solution 1DQ Step 1 of 3: For the rotational effect of force ,the magnitude and direction of the force applied are important and also the point on the body where the force is applied. As the resultant rotational force know as torque is given by, = Fl Where is torque, F is the applied force and l is the distance at which force is applied.