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The blades of a ceiling fan have a total moment of inertia of 0.16kg*m^2 and an angular acceleration of 7.0 rad/s^2. What net torque is being applied to the blades?

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This solution discusses the idea of the rotational laws of motion and how we get new laws from Newton's law in linear motion. It also provides the calculations for the torque.

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The rotational laws of motion correspond very nicely to the linear ones you are familiar with. Torques ...

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