Technical Resource Center | Definition of Torque


What is torque? (tôrk)

• A twisting or wrenching effect, or moment, exerted by a force acting at a distance on a body, equal to the force multiplied by the perpendicular distance between the line of action of the force, and the center of rotation at which it is exerted.
• A force, which tends to produce rotation. The measurement of torque is based on the fundamental law of the lever.
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