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dhrassoulian64
11-07-2007, 04:53 AM
Hi again,

Since I am tempted to make a more daring contribution would you consider
having acquired a puncture whilst driving and you want to change the wheel.
Also consider that you have at your disposal one of those general purpose
spanners that look like a + with a socket at each end. So to take off the
bolts of the wheel you would apply the spanner to the bolt and with both
hands (one on either side, one pushing down and one pushing up) you would
apply a "twisting" force or torque to the bolt. However, if you were to use
one hand only you would be applying a turning moment to the bolt.

thanks

Hamid


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Quoting Dale Cannavan :

> Dear Subscribers,
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> Can anyone explain / define the differences in the meaning of Torque and
> Moment. It is often stated that they are synonymous; however, some
> suggest they are different.
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> Thanks for your time,
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> Dale Cannavan
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> Ph.D. Candidate
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> Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance
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> Department of Sports Sciences
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> Brunel University
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> West London
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