Problem 1CQ

Answers to odd-numbered Conceptual Questions can be found in the back of the book.

Two forces produce the same torque. Does it follow that they have the same magnitude? Explain.

Solution 1 CQ:

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Here we need to explain that, whether the two force s will be same if they produce same torque.

The answer is clearly no.

Because, torque is the cross product of the radius vector with the force.

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So, if

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This does not implies that, .

So, it does not follow that the two forces should be same.