Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 11 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 200: 3


It points forward (from your perspective).

Work Step by Step

We know that torque is given by $r \times F$, where both r and F are vectors. We know that r points in the direction your arm extends, and F points downward. Using the cross product, we find that the torque points forward.
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