Torques due to the weight and thrust

The drawing shows a jet engine suspended beneath the wing of an airplane. The weight W of the engine is 9600 N and acts as shown in the drawing. In flight the engine produces a thrust T of 62400 N that is parallel to the ground. The rotational axis in the drawing is perpendicular to the plane of the paper. With respect to this axis, find the magnitude of the torque due to each of the following forces.

a.) the weight
b.) the thrust


Solution Summary

The solution includes step-by-step calculations of the torque due to the weight and the thrust on a jet engine.