Torque Due to Weight Video Lessons

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# Problem: The 4.0 kg, uniform, horizontal rod in(Figure 1) is seen from the side.What is the gravitational torque about the point shown?

###### FREE Expert Solution

Torque:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\tau }}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{r}}{\mathbf{F}}}$

The weight is acting at 50 cm. The rod will be made to experience a clockwise torque.

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###### Problem Details

The 4.0 kg, uniform, horizontal rod in(Figure 1) is seen from the side.

What is the gravitational torque about the point shown?