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Definition of Torsion

Torsion
Torsion Tor"sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See Torture.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction. 2. (Mech.) That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility. Angle of torsion (of a curve) (Geom.), the indefinitely small angle between two consecutive osculating planes of a curve of double curvature. Moment of torsion (Mech.) the moment of a pair of equal and opposite couples which tend to twist a body. Torsion balance (Physics.), an instrument for estimating very minute forces, as electric or magnetic attractions and repulsions, by the torsion of a very slender wire or fiber having at its lower extremity a horizontal bar or needle, upon which the forces act. Torsion scale, a scale for weighing in which the fulcra of the levers or beams are strained wires or strips acting by torsion.

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- Torsion-free module Reidemeister torsion (also called R-torsion, Franz torsion, de Rham torsion) and analytic torsion (also called Ray-Singer torsion)...
- Torsion coefficient links here. Play media A torsion spring is a spring that works by twisting its end along its axis; that is, a flexible elastic object...
- Testicular torsion occurs when the ****tic cord (from which the **** is suspended) twists, cutting off the blood supply to the ****. The most...
- In the field of solid mechanics, torsion is the twisting of an object due to an applied torque. Torsion is expressed in either the Pascal (Pa), an SI unit...
- A torsion bar suspension, also known as a torsion spring suspension, is any vehicle suspension that uses a torsion bar as its main weight-bearing spring...
- Ovarian torsion (OT) is when an ovary twists on its attachment to other structures, such that blood flow is decreased. Symptoms typically include pelvic...
- In abstract algebra, torsion refers to the elements of finite order in a group and the elements annihilated by any regular element of a ring in a module...
- geometry, the notion of torsion is a manner of characterizing a twist or **** of a moving frame around a curve. The torsion of a curve, as it appears...
- dimensions, the torsion of a curve measures how sharply it is twisting out of the plane of curvature. Taken together, the curvature and the torsion of a space...
- The torsion constant is a geometrical property of a bar's cross-section which is involved in the relationship between angle of twist and applied torque...
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