Torque

Torque - Torque refers to a turning or twisting force.  Linear force results in torque when applied to a lever that moves in a circle around an axis.
  • In the human body, most muscles produce torque, because most bones move around the fixed axis of a joint.

Related Terms

  • Lever arm
  • Angular velocity
  • Angular acceleration
  • Rotational inertia

Synonyms

  • Rotational force
  • Twisting force
  • Turning force
  • Moment of force
  • Torque