Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 8 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 14

Answer

For a balanced system in equilibrium, the clockwise and counterclockwise torques have equal magnitudes. They cancel, so that the net torque is zero.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 140.
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