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Referring to the direction of rotation, a clockwise direction indicates rotation in the same direction as the hands move on the face of a clock. Counterclockwise rotation is in the opposite direction.

The rotation is clockwise. Answer. If unsure, look at your fan blades, to see which way they rotate!

The answer will depend on whether the rotation is clockwise or counterclockwise.

Fomula(work with both clockwise/counterclockwise):(-x,-y)

Oldsmobile distributors rotate counter clockwise. Source: Certified Olds nut, olds cutlass owner, former ase master certified tech

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Anti-clockwise torque is considered positive because it causes an object to rotate in the counter-clockwise direction. In physics, the convention is to assign a positive value to any torque that tends to cause a counterclockwise rotation and a negative value to any torque that tends to cause a clockwise rotation. This convention allows for consistency in calculating and analyzing rotational motion.

Spinning in a counterclockwise direction is called anti-clockwise rotation or counterclockwise rotation.

Because 180 degrees clockwise is the same as 180 degrees counterclockwise.

Referring to the direction of rotation, a clockwise direction indicates rotation in the same direction as the hands move on the face of a clock. Counterclockwise rotation is in the opposite direction.

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The direction of angular acceleration is determined by the direction of torque applied to an object. If the torque causes an object to rotate in a counterclockwise direction, the angular acceleration is positive. If the torque causes an object to rotate in a clockwise direction, the angular acceleration is negative.

Rotating an object in a circular direction either to the right (clockwise) or to the left (counterclockwise).

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The rotation is clockwise. Answer. If unsure, look at your fan blades, to see which way they rotate!

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The answer will depend on whether the rotation is clockwise or counterclockwise.