(a) When opening a door, you push on it perpendicularly with a force of 55.0 N at a distance of 0.850m from the hinges. What torque are you exerting relative to the hinges? (b) Does it matter if you push at the same height as the hinges?
Solution 1PE Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 3 (a) Torques depends upon magnitude of force applied and the perpendicular distance of the force’s application from the hinges. Here perpendicular distance is 0.850 m and the force F is 55 N. Torque exerting relative to the hinges is, Step 2 of 3 Hence, torque exerting relative to the hinges is .