Static Equilibrium for an Extended Object

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In static equilibrium, both the net force and net torque on a body add up to zero.


The conditions for static equilibrium of an extended object are that the net force is and and the net torque by .

In this Demonstration you can vary the forces and moment arm for either forces applied to the object and watch the effect these forces have on the object.


Contributed by: John Evans (September 2013)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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