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Consider an extended object (not a point), with forces ~ F acting on it, producing torques ~τ. Is it possible for a situationto?

Consider an extended object (not a point), with forces ~ F acting on it, producing torques ~τ. Is it possible for a situationto exist in which the net force acting on the object (the net force is the sum of all the individual forces acting on the object) isequal to zeroX~ F = 0 while the net torque about any axis (the net torque is the sum of all the torques acting on the object) is not equal to zeroX~τ 6= 0?

 1. No. 

2. Yes

Is it possible for a situation to exist in which the net torque acting on the object is zero X~τ = 0while the net force acting on the object is not equal to zeroX~ F 6= 0? 1. Yes. 

2. No.

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  • 1 month ago
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    Torque produces rotational acceleration while a net force produces translational acceleration. They can exist independently of each other.

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