# How does torque differ from force?

The term "torque" is used specifically for circular motion. For a difference, torque and force have different dimensions. Torque has the dimensions of force x distance. This is because you can increase the torque both by applying more force, or by increasing distance from the axis of rotation, of the position where the force is applied.

### What is the equation for torque?

Generally, [torque] = [radius] cross [force] in which torque, radius, and force are vectors. In the simplified case that radius and force vectors are in the same plane, the simplification of cross product can be used: torque = radius*force*sin[angle from radius to force] in which r = [magnitude of vector r]. In this simple case, the torque vector is still perpendicular to the plane in which the radius and force vectors lie. If the torque…

### How to convert angular torque in to linear torquewith Example..?

Firstly could you be so kind to explain to me what "linear torque" is. I'm pretty confident that torque = force x radius at which that force is applied, thus the term linear torque cannot exist. Also torque is simply the angular version of force, I'm going to take a stab at this and assume that what you really want to know is how to convert torque to force. Since the equation defining torque is…

### What difference between running torque and starting torque?

Torque is the the force required to move a body about its fulcrum. The starting Torque is the force required to move the body from 0 rpm to the stipulated rpm, the Running torque is the force required to maintain the rpm. The Starting torque is often higher than the running force. Imagine peddling a push bike with one gear (say the one gear is a high gear), the force required to set off will…

### How calculate torque?

The question is put too simply to answer as put. Basically torque is the ability of a motor to pull a load. Answer Torque is a rotational force. It is the product of a force (in newtons) and the perpendicular distance (in metres) between that force at the centre of rotation. Torque is expressed in newton metres.

### Does torque and work are equivalent?

Though torque and work has the same unit N m, we cannot say that they are equivalent. Torque is moment of the force about a fixed point or line. But work is said to be done as the point of application of the force gets displaced. In case of torque we have to multiply force and perpendicular distance. But in case of work, we multiply force and the component of displacement in the direction of…

### What is the relation between torque and speed?

Torque is a force times a distance (the distance from the rotation axis where the force is applied). The angle at which the force is applied can also play a role. It is not directly related to speed. Torque is a force times a distance (the distance from the rotation axis where the force is applied). The angle at which the force is applied can also play a role. It is not directly related to…

### Torque and work is a product of force and distance.Yet torque and work are different.What is it about the distances that makes the torque and work different?

Torque describes a rotational force, caused by a force acting at right-angles to the radius of rotation. To measure torque, we multiply the force, in newtons, by the radius of rotation in metres -so, torque is measured in newton metres (N.m). Work is measured by multiplying the force on an object by the distance through which it moves, and is measured in joules (J). The work done by force of torque (not by torque) is…

### How is torque different from a force?

Torque is basically the equivalent of a force, for rotational movement. It always involves a force, but torque also depends on how far you push or pull, from the axis of rotation. A torque has units of force x distance (for example, in SI units, newton x meters). Thus, a force of 100 N at 1 meter from the axis of rotation (100 N-m) has the same effect (the same torque) as a force of…