# Torque FAQs:

Q: Is torque defined as the cross product of the vector by which the force's application point is offset relative to the fixed suspension point and the force vector?

A: Yes, and which tends to produce rotational motion.

Q: Is torque referred to using different vocabulary depending on geographical location and field of study?

A: Yes.

Q: Is torque increased?

A: Yes, and product of which does not change.

Q: Was torque apparently introduced into English scientific literature by James Thomson?

A: Yes, and the brother of Lord Kelvin, in 1884.

Q: Is torque sometimes listed with units that do not make dimensional sense?

A: Yes, such as the gram-centimeter.

Q: Is torque part of the basic specification of an engine: the power output of an engine is expressed as its torque multiplied by its rotational speed of the axis?

A: Yes.

Q: Is torque entirely different concepts?

A: Yes, so the practice of using different unit names helps avoid mistakes and misunderstandings.

Q: Is torque the newton metre?

A: Yes, For more on the units of torque, see Units.

Q: Is torque defined mathematically as the rate of change of angular momentum of an object?

A: Yes.

Q: Is torque not necessarily limited to rotation around a fixed axis?

A: Yes, and however.

Q: Is torque allowed to act through a rotational distance?

A: Yes, and it is doing work.

Q: Is torque in newton metres and rotational speed in revolutions per second?

A: Yes, and the above equation gives power in newton metres per second or watts.

Q: Is torque written?

A: Yes, If body is in translatory equilibrium then the torque equation is the same about all points in the plane of motion.

Q: Is torque a measure of the turning force on an object such as a bolt or a flywheel?

A: Yes.

Q: Is torque referred to as moment of force?

A: Yes, and usually shortened to moment.

Q: Is torque in pounds-force feet and rotational speed in revolutions per minute?

A: Yes, and the above equation gives power in foot pounds-force per minute.