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Unformatted text preview: on an object is the zero vector, the object is in a state of equilibrium.
What should a vector diagram look like if an object is in a state of equilibrium? Consider three noncollinear forces.
When the three vectors are arranged tiptotail, the result is a triangle. The resultant of two of the forces is opposed by the third force, keeping the object in a state of equilbrium. c a + b + c = 0
b a + b = c a The vector c is defined as the equilibrant: a single force which keeps the object in a state of equilibrium. 2 7.1 Vectors as...
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