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Hi.I want to ask how torque can be applied in daily life as I often get confused about it..

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Every time you use a door knob, a steering wheel, a pair of scissors, a screw driver, a wrench, a bike pedal, etc., you use a torque. Any time you apply a force to an object so as to turn or rotate about some center of rotation, you are applying a torque!

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I am teaching or have taught AP physics B and C [calculus based mechanics & electricity and magnetism] as well as Lab Physics for college bound students. I have a BS in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts in Teaching from same. I have been teaching physics for 34 years. I am constantly updating my skills and have a particular interest in modern physics topics.

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