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Torque on Discs & Pulleys

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Concept #1: Torque on Discs & Pulleys

Example #1: Net Torque on a disc

Practice: The composite disc below is free to rotate about a fixed axis, perpendicular to it and through its center. All forces are 100 N, and all angles are 37°. The dotted lines are either exactly parallel or exactly perpendicular to each other. The inner (darker) and outer (lighter) discs have radii 3 m and 5 m, respectively. Calculate the Net Torque produced on the composite disc, about an axis perpendicular to it and through its center. Use +/– to indicate direction.

Practice: A square with sides 4 m long is free to rotate around an axis perpendicular to its face and through its center. All forces shown are 100 N and act simultaneously on the square. The angle shown is 30°. Calculate the Net Torque that the forces produce on the square, about its axis of rotation.