Sun February 19, 2012 By: Tabish

Why work is a scaler quantity and torque is a vector quantity. What is the difference between torque and work. Please explain

Expert Reply
Sun February 19, 2012
Work is equivalent to energy spent by us to displace a body.
If we do some work on a body its Kinetic energy increases, it means our work is in that body in the form of Kinetic energy. So it is scalar quantity.
Torque is the rotational analogue of force. In torque we want to know that to give the rotational effect how much force is needed and where and how that force must be applied.
Torque= force displacement sin?
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