Short Note

Explain the conditions for equilibrium of forces in space.

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#### Solution

A body is said to be in equilibrium if the resultant force and the resultant momentum acting on a body is zero.

For a body in space to remain in equilibrium, following conditions must be satisfied:

(1) Algebraic sum of the X components of all the forces is zero.

ΣFx =0

(2)Algebraic sum of the Y components of all the forces is zero. ΣFy=0

(3)Algebraic sum of the Z components of all the forces is zero. ΣFz=0

(4)Algebraic sum of the moment of all the forces about any point in the space is zero.

Concept: Condition of equilibrium for concurrent forces

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