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Answered 2008-03-05 19:28:37

No, it is not. In basic physics, torque is equal to force multipled (cross multiplication in vector terms) by distance (the moment arm).

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Is a screwdriver a lever yes or no?

A lever works on the principle of using torque. A screw driver is used as a lever because the relatively broader handle produces much more torque for the same force as compared to the narrower blade of the screw driver.


Why does a screwdriver allow you to turn a screw you couldn't turn by hand?

A screwdriver allows you to exert more torque on a screw. Torque is defined as the product of the force exerted and the distance from the center of rotation. Torque is essentially a rotational force. It is simple to increase torque, simply increase the distance from the center that the force is being applied, and there is greater torque without increasing your effort. The handle is made to be wide, so that a greater torque can be exerted. It is also much easier to grip a screwdriver than it is to grip a screw. That also plays a factor.


Why is jack screw provided with a long arm?

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What do you understand by torque?

Torque is the rotational effect of a force. It plays the same role in rotational motion as force plays in translational motion.


What is the difference between torque and couple?

The turning effect of a force is called torque or moment of the force. SI unit of torque is Newton-Metre. T = FL i.e Torque = Force x Moment arm A couple is formed by two unlike parallel forces of the same magnitude but not along the same line.


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 is in the positive radial direction, the torque vector points out of the page (toward you). If the torque is in the negative radial direction, the torque vector points into the page (away from you).


How may the torque of a given force be increased?

By applying the same force farther from the center of rotation.


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 50 N at 2 meter (also 100 N-m).


How do you find torque of screw Jack?

Screw Jack torque formula: T=9550*P/R T: torque , N.m P: power , KW R: rpm Screw Jack Can be operated by electrically or manually.


Why it is easier to turn a nut if spanner have large handle?

Torque = force x distance (from the axis of rotation). With a larger handle, you need less force to get the same torque.


Where is the torque screw on my chevy truck?

Give us more info like the year, model, engine and define "torque screw".


Does torque and work are equivalent?

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When measuring torque is a two foot-pound measurement the equivalent of two pounds of force applied one foot from the pivot point or one pound of force two feet from the pivot point?

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How do you compute the torque exerted by a force?

Torque is Force you silly duffa


What does a screw do to the force you apply?

As you turn a screw with a screwdriver, the screw pushes into the material. Its a rotational force converting into a lateral or sideways force.


Which is greater the Torque of the engine or the Torque of the wheels in order for the car to move?

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What is a torque transducer?

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What is the torque force if you are turning a wrench that is 55cm long and you are using 15N of force?

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What do you call the turning effect of a force?

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How does torque differ from force?

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What is the differnce between torque and work?

Torque is rotational force, while work is energy transferred between objects. For example, a screw experiences mostly torque as you twist it around its axis, while a nail experiences mostly work as it is driven straight into the wood.


Can a torque be balanced by a single force?

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Difference between torque and moment?

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Is torque a true force?

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What does a machine not do multiply force multiply energy change direction of a force or work?

Does not multiply energy. Work done or energy used (force * distance) remains the same at both ends. Force or torque can be increased or decreased depending on mechanical advantage. It can change the direction of the force or torque.