BCIT Physics Department

Demonstration Manual


DS13 - Torque


- To have the students experience torque.



Have a (strong) student "volunteer" as the torque bar operator. Instruct the student that his/her job is to try and lift a mass off the floor by gripping and twisting (applying torque to) the cross bar. The student is strongly advised to wear the leather gloves supplied to avoid skin blisters.

Try the lift for:

- The above can now be repeated with a 2 kg load.


The twisting process can be unkind to the hands. It might be better to use more than one volunteer to sort of spread the abuse out a little.

youtube logo   Watch a Torque Demo: Tee video demonstration on Youtube

- Video Created at Utah State University by Professor Boyd F. Edwards and assistants.