Engineering Mechanics is the science which considers the effects of forces on rigid bodies. The subject is divided into two parts.
- Statics – the effects and distribution of force on rigid bodies which are and remain at rest.
- Dynamics – consider the motion of rigid bodies caused by the forces acting upon them.
– is any arrangement where two or more forces act on a body or on a group of related bodies
Resultant of two concurrent coplanar forces
Resultant of two or more Concurrent coplanar
Resultant of Concurrent Forces in Space
Given the three concurrent forces which through (1, -3, 4) and the indicated points
F1 = 150N (5, -6, 2)
F2 = 340N (4, 0, -3)
F3 = 280N (-1, 2, 6)
Determine the magnitude of resultant force.
Solution: Resolution of Forces