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Old Jul 19th 2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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Definition of Torque? Do I have the right understanding?

The textbook defines torques as the measure of the force's effectiveness at making an object accelerate rotationally.

Does this mean that a higher torque will get the object to have a higher magnitude in acceleration and a faster time to get the object to reach it's max acceleration?

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Old Jul 19th 2014, 04:10 AM   #2
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Does this mean that a higher torque will get the object to have a higher magnitude in acceleration ...
Yes

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... and a faster time to get the object to reach it's max acceleration?
Angular acceleration is constant if torque is constant. However the object will reach its final angular velocity quicker.
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Old Jul 19th 2014, 10:58 PM   #3
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