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Name: Torque
ID: m13544
Language: English (en)
Summary: Describes basic concept of torque. Understanding torque is key to understanding the building blocks of more complex machines, like robots.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: lever, torque
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Jim Young (
Copyright Holders: Jim Young (
Maintainers: Jim Young (, Robert Ahlfinger (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: May 19, 2004 3:53 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Mar 29, 2006 1:53 pm -0600


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Version: 1.1 Mar 29, 2006 1:53 pm -0600 by Jim Young
Text re-written for clarity, and additional text added.

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