Problem: If the torque on an object adds up to zeroA. the object could be both turning and accelerating linearly.B. the object is at rest.C. the object cannot be turning.D. the object could be accelerating linearly but it could not be turning.E. the forces on it also add up to zero.

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When the net torque on an object is zero, the angular acceleration of the object is zero. 

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If the torque on an object adds up to zero

A. the object could be both turning and accelerating linearly.
B. the object is at rest.
C. the object cannot be turning.
D. the object could be accelerating linearly but it could not be turning.
E. the forces on it also add up to zero.

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