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Secondary I • 2yr.

What is the difference between twist and tension? Thank you :)


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  • Explanation from Alloprof

    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 2yr.

    Thank you for your question!

    A twist is the effect of a force. On the other hand, tension is a type of force.

    More specifically, tension is defined by two forces in opposing directions are exerted upon an object, thus causing it to stretch.

    A twist is an effect on an object resulting from two forces exerted in opposing directions relative to an axis (clockwise and counterclockwise, in other words).

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