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Test 1 Study Guide - • Statically indeterminate more...

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Statics Study Guide Force : a mechanical action exerted by one physical body on another Vector : a mathematical entity by which a force is represented The direction cosines of a vector are simply the unit vectors The vector components are the scalar component of the vector multiplied by the unit vector F 1 + F 2 = | F 1 | | F 2 | cos(90) = 0
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Unformatted text preview: • Statically indeterminate : more unknowns than equations • Moment of a Force : a measure of the tendency of the force to turn a body to which the force is applied • Couple : a pair of forces, equal in magnitude but having opposite directions and different parallel lines of action; the moment about every point is the same...
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