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State the Conditions of Equilibrium for a Rigid Body. - Physics

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State the conditions of equilibrium for a rigid body.

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Solution

Conditions of equilibrium for a rigid body:
1. The body should have a broad base.
2. Center of gravity of the body should be as low as possible.
3. Vertical line drawn from the center of gravity should fall within the base of
support.
4. Vector sum of forces acting on the body should be zero.
5.  Algebraic sum of moments acting on the body should be zero.

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Frank ICSE Class 10 Physics Part 2
Chapter 1 Force, Work, Energy and Power
Exercise 1.1 | Q 6 | Page 14
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