7.1 Vectors as Forces Part One


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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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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2013 for the course CALCULUS MCV4U taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '13 term at Ccmc School.

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