Produced by the Institute of Physics, this learning episode contains demonstrations and practical activities through which students learn about the conditions for static equilibrium (excluding moments of forces).
Students look at:
• forces on a horizontal washing line with a weight in the middle
• forces and vector triangles
• forces in different directions
• forces in equilibrium
• worked examples and questions
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