Torque can be calculated by taking the cross product of two variables. The formula is τ = rF sin θ. The moment arm is denoted as "r" and defined as the distance from the pivoting point to where the force is acting. The f... More » Science Physics Motion & Mechanics

Gallons per minute, abbreviated as GPM, can be calculated by the formula dividing the amount of flow in gallons by the unit of time in minutes. This value is also known as the fluid flow rate and may be represented by th... More » Math Algebra

While there are several formulas for angular acceleration, the basic equation is the change in angular velocity divided by the change in time. This relationship is shown in the following equation: (Av2 - Av1)/(T2 - T1). More » Science Physics Motion & Mechanics
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Net torque is the sum of all the individual torques acting on an object. Torque measures how much rotation-causing force is acting on an object. If the sum of all the torques is zero, the object is in rotational equilibr... More » Science Physics Motion & Mechanics

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