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John Cowan writes:
>Note that dimensional consistency is not enough for physical consistency:
>force and torque both have units of kg m / sec^2, but an equation that
>purports to equate a force with a torque has no physical meaning.
Uh, no.
SI unit of Force: newton
Torque: newton meter
The dimensions of torque are also the dimensions of work (force x distance)
The difference in physics is the orientation: work is the product
of the component of the vector force parallel to the displacement
torque involves the force perpendicular to the displacement vector
(relative to some origin)
neville_black ( at ) cable.comcast.com
