PHYSICS ASSIGNMENT-1.docx - STELLA MARIS POLYTECHNIC ST JOSEPH CAMPUS CAPITOL HILL NAME LESLIE V SHAKA ID 10154 COURSE PHYSICS 101 ASSIGNMENT PRESENTED

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STELLA MARIS POLYTECHNIC ST. JOSEPH CAMPUS, CAPITOL HILL NAME: LESLIE V. SHAKA ID #: 10154 COURSE: PHYSICS 101 ASSIGNMENT PRESENTED TO: FRANCIS K. GRAY DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
STABLE EQUILIBRIUM A system is said to be in stable equilibrium if, when displaced from the equilibrium, it experiences a net force or torque in a direction opposite to the direction of the displacement. In other words, when the center of gravity of a body lies below point of suspension or support , the body is said to be in stable equilibrium. From the diagram, a slight displacement will have no effect on the cone. Imagine there runs a vertical line through the center of gravity of the cone. When the cone is given a slight displacement, the imaginary line still passes through the base area. When the force is withdrawn, the object returns to its original position without falling over; thus this cone is said to have a