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Dai Nishikawa
08-25-2005, 02:09 PM
I have a simple question regarding the direction of torque vectors and I
would appreciate if anyone give me tips: I understand torque vectors are
orientated perpendicular to the plane in which the moment arm and force
vectors exist and the right-hand-thumb rule is used to tell whether it is
orientated at the right angle into or out of the page. My question is: what
is the practical use of knowing the direction of torque vectors?; Are they
just concepts which faciltate the understanding of dynamic forces?

Dai Nishikawa

Master of Ergonomics (to be completed in 2005)
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The School of Human Movement Studies
The University of Queensland
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