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How to Solve: Energy vs Torque
Torque on Discs & Pulleys
Intro to Torque
Torque Due to Weight
Torque & Acceleration (Rotational Dynamics)
Net Torque & Sign of Torque

Concept #1: Torque Due to Weight

Practice: Two kids play on a seesaw that has mass 20 kg, length 3 m, and its fulcrum at its mid-point. The seesaw is originally horizontal, when the kids sit at the edge of opposite ends (m,LEFT = 25 kg, m,RIGHT = 30 kg). Calculate the Net Torque from the 3 weights acting on the seesaw, immediately after the kids sit (simultaneously) on their respective places.

Practice: A guy standing straight up stretches out his arm horizontally while holding a 60 lb (27.2 kg) barbell. His arm is 64 cm long and weighs 45 N. Calculate the Net Torque that the barbell and the weight of his arm produce about his shoulder. You may assume that his arm has uniform mass distribution.