# How do you measure torque in an experiment?

## How do you measure torque in an experiment?

Torque = Holes x Nickels Torque is distance times force (τ = r · F) and the unit is Newton meters (N m). For us, the distance is the measurement from the axle to the hole with the basket and the force is the number of nickels.

## Why does torque increase with distance?

Torque increases as distance away from the fulcrum a perpendicular force is applied. It also increased when the force itself increases. So perpendicular force and distance directly relate to torque.

What is torque explain?

Torque is a measure of the force that can cause an object to rotate about an axis. Just as force is what causes an object to accelerate in linear kinematics, torque is what causes an object to acquire angular acceleration. Torque is a vector quantity.

### How do you use torque equation?

A practical way to calculate the magnitude of the torque is to first determine the lever arm and then multiply it times the applied force. The lever arm is the perpendicular distance from the axis of rotation to the line of action of the force. and the magnitude of the torque is τ = N m.

### What are the applications of torque?

Torque is the application of force where there is rotational motion. The most obvious example of torque in action is the operation of a crescent wrench loosening a lug nut, and a close second is a playground seesaw.

How does torque affect force?

The magnitude of the torque depends on: Applied force F: Larger forces increase torque. Radius r: Increasing the radius increases the torque. Angle between the force and lever arm θ: Directing a force perpendicular to the lever arm increases the torque.

## How do you explain torque?

Torque is a twisting force that speaks to the engine’s rotational force and measures how much of that twisting force is available when an engine exerts itself. Torque is present in everyday happenings, such as operating a doorknob, opening a soda bottle, using a wrench, or pedaling a bicycle.