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# Homework Help: math (vectors) & physics

Posted by sam on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 7:32pm.

In unit-vector notation, what is the net torque about the origin on a flea located at coordinates (-2.0, 4.0 m, -1.0 m) when forces F1 = (-4.0 N) k and F2 = (-5.0 N) j act on the flea?
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Torque is the cross product of the radius vector and the net force vector. In three dimensions, it can be computed as fallows.
|i... j... k|
|0... -4... -5|
|-2... 4... -1|

Compute the determinant

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