Equilibrium - If a body is in translational equilibrium...

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Equilibrium An object is in equilibrium if the linear momentum of its center of mass is constant and if its angular momentum about its center of mass is constant: P = constant L = constant An object is in static equilibrium if its linear momentum and angular momentum is equal to zero: P = 0 kg m/s L = 0 kg m 2 /s 13.2. Requirements for Equilibrium
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Unformatted text preview: If a body is in translational equilibrium then dP/dt = 0, or If a body is in rotational equilibrium then dL/dt = 0, or In summary, the following equations must be satisfied for an object in static equilibrium If we restrict ourselves to two dimensions (the x-y plane) the following equations must be satisfied:...
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