Lecture Notes for Sections 3.1-3.31EQUILIBRIUM OF A PARTICLE IN 3-DToday’s Objectives:Students will be able to :a) Draw a free body diagram (FBD), and,b) Apply equations of equilibrium to solve a 3-D problem.In-Class Activities:•Reading quiz•Applications•FBD in 3-D•Set each force in Cartesian form•Equations of equilibrium•Concept quiz•3-D Example Problem•Group problem solving•Attention quizREADING QUIZ1) When a particle is in equilibrium, the sum of forces acting on it equals ___ . (Choose the most appropriate answer)A) a constant B) a positive number C) zeroD) a negative number E) an integer. 2) For 3-D equilibrium problems it is highly recommended that the forces are expressed in Cartesian form.A) TrueB) False
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