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What is a Torque?

A linear force which provides a turning effect.

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What are the 3 factors that the amount of torque (t) crested by a force will depend on?

• The magnitude of the force, F. A larger force will result in a larger torque.

• The perpendicular distance from the line of action of the force to the pivot point (r_). The greater the perpendicular distance, the greater the torque.

• The angle between the lever arm and the force, which affects the size of the perpendicular distance.