# How can torque be measured?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 15, 2016

Torque is nothing but a force that helps in causing rotation

#### Explanation:

It is a vector quantity. It can be calculated by using the formula:

t=

In, this particular formula note a few important things to understand:

- Here, f is the force acting that is causing rotation and d is nothing but the perpendicular distance from the axis of rotation.
- Also, note that theta (
#theta# )is the angle between d and f. - Finally, when you will calculate torque the final units in which you will write your numerical answer in will be the S.I unit of torque ie. Newton metre which is represented as Nm.