Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Rotation of a Rigid Body - Exercises and Problems - Page 349: 19


$\tau_{net} = 5.0~N~m$

Work Step by Step

We can find the magnitude of the net torque about the axle as: $\tau_{net} = \sum \tau$ $\tau_{net} = r_1~F_1 + r_2~F_2$ $\tau_{net} = (0)(50~N)+(0.10~m)(50~N)$ $\tau_{net} = 5.0~N~m$
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