**Torque**is a vector quantity that has

**direction**as well as magnitude. Turning the handle of a screwdriver clockwise and then counterclockwise will advance the screw first inward and then outward. By convention, counterclockwise

**torques**are

**positive**and clockwise

**torques**are negative.

Accordingly, what does the right hand rule tell you?

The

**right hand rule**states that: to determine the direction of the magnetic force on a positive moving charge, ƒ, point the thumb of the**right hand**in the direction of v, the fingers in the direction of B, and a perpendicular to the palm points in the direction of F.What is the formula of torque?

The point where the object rotates is known as the axis of rotation. Mathematically,

**torque**can be written as T = F * r * sin(theta), and it has units of Newton-meters. When the sum of all**torques**acting on an object equals zero, it is in rotational equilibrium.Is there such a thing as negative torque?

Just pretend like it is a scalar and everything will work out fine. Oh,

**torque**can be positive or**negative**. Let us say that a positive**torque**would make a stationary object rotate counter clockwise and a**negative torque**would make it rotate clockwise. If you switched these, it wouldn't really matter too much.