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Unformatted text preview: RYERSON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS LAB REPORT FOR PCS 211 SECTION 11 TITLE OF EXPERIMENT: STATIC EQUIL IBRIUM: FORCE AND TORQUES EXPERIMENTERS: ABDI ABDIRAHMAN -500220713 PETER CANTISANO - 500198326 GROUP AUTHORS OF THIS REPORT: ABDI ABDIRAHMAN -500220713 PETER CANTISANO 500198326 EXPERIMENT PERFORMED ON: JANUARY 22 ND , 2008 REPORT SUBMITTED ON: JANUARY 29 TH , 2008 TAS NAME: MATTHEW RODRIGUES OBJECT IVE AND BACKGROUND Static equilibrium refers to objects that are not moving. There are many objects that we would like to have in static equilibrium; the kitchen cabinets or bedroom wall, for example. If an object is in static equilibrium, there are two very specific things the object is not doing that are important to understand. It is neither translating nor is it rotating. The first condition, no translation, requires that the net force (meaning the sum of all forces) acting on the object must be zero. The second condition, no rotation, requires that the net torque or moment also be zero....
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