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 May 16th 2016, 07:46 PM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: May 2016 Posts: 1 torque / centrifital force is it possible that centrifital force can produce a torque if yes then what will be the magnatude of torque
 May 17th 2016, 05:40 AM #2 Physics Team     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Morristown, NJ USA Posts: 2,333 It's called "centripetal" force. Centripetal force is due to the inertia of a mass being forced to follow a curve, and it acts in an outward linear direction from the center of rotation. A torque on the other hand is a twisting force, which may be produced by two linear forces acting in different directions and offset from each other. So - what do you think the answer is? Can a single linear force induce a torque by itself?
 May 23rd 2016, 12:27 AM #3 Banned   Join Date: May 2016 Location: Burnsville Posts: 3 Its direction is perpendicular to force you apply and radial vector you take. Like force produces accelaration, torque produces angular acceleration, and produce angular motion. Whereas centripetal force is one which is necessary for a body to move in circular path, you cant have centripetal force by itself , you need some other force to provide the centripetal force which keeps body in circle.

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