Free online Torque Converter Tool. This tool allows you to convert torque measurement from one type of unit measurement to another.
In physics and mechanics, torque is the rotational equivalent of linear force. It is also referred to as the moment, moment of force, rotational force or turning effect, depending on the field of study. It represents the capability of a force to produce a change in the rotational motion of the body.
The concept originated with the studies by Archimedes on the usage of levers. Just as a linear force is a push or a pull, a torque can be thought of as a twist to an object around a specific axis. Torque is defined as the product of the magnitude of the force and the perpendicular distance of the line of action of a force from the axis of rotation. The symbol for torque is typically τ, the lowercase Greek letter tau. When being referred to as a moment of force, it is commonly denoted by M.