Coulomb was the maker of the first instrument for measuring a current, which was known as the torsion balance.
In the b-position, on the other hand, the torsion is against the hands of a clock.
The torsion rod mirror reflected a distant scale by which the deflection could be read.
Even if it is only halved, the torsion is reduced sixteenfold.
In all these cases the torsion and asymmetry of the body are unaffected.
It might be supposed that the torsion of the wire would appreciably affect the result.
The torsion rod will be unstrained, and the needle will be at zero on the graduated circle.
The motive power appears to have been obtained by the torsion of ropes, fibres, catgut, or hair.
Clocks fitted with torsion pendulums have run a year on one winding.
It is from this latter that the crest arises, which, passing upwards, forms the posterior limit of the groove of torsion.
early 15c., "wringing pain in the bowels," from Old French torsion (early 14c.), from Late Latin torsionem (nominative torsio) "a wringing or gripping," from Latin tortionem (nominative tortio) "torture, torment," noun of action from past participle stem of torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Meaning "action or process of twisting as by opposing forces" is first recorded 1540s.
torsion tor·sion (tôr'shən)
A twisting or rotation of a part on its long axis.
Twisting of the cut end of an artery to arrest hemorrhage.
Ocular rotation around the anteroposterior axis.