Torque is the measurement of the force that causes an object to rotate on an axis. Torque is the rotational equivalent of linear force and is also referred to as rotational force or turning effect.

## How is torque calculated?

Torque is calculated by multiplying force and distance as follows:

τ = r × F

Tau is the torque vector

r is the position vector

F is the force vector

Use the following calculator to convert a known value of torque into various units.