How can you find the mass of a meterstick using torque?

posted Oct 8, 2017, 9:59 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Oct 8, 2017, 10:00 AM ]
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Today, we'll apply the concepts of torque and static equilibrium to find the mass of a meterstick.  If you still need help here, watch the following video:

Static Equilibrium

Then, we'll work on some simple torque problems.  Finish page 1 of the Torque Packet.

Homework Finish page 1 of the Torque Packet Watch the following video on Torque Equilibrium Problems.   Also, read the following webpage on Vector Multiplication. Remember that to calculate torque, we use a cross product. Review the right hand rule. 

Line of Action and Static Equilibrium