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A door is hinged at one end and is free to rotate about a vertical axis (Fig. 7.10). Does its weight cause any torque about this axis? Give reason for your answer.

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No. A force can produce torque only along a direction normal to itself as t = r × f . So, when the door is in the xy-plane, the torque produced by gravity can only be along ±z direction, never about an axis passing through y direction.

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