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" The fact is, however, that if three forces meeting at a point are in equilibrium they may be represented in magnitude and direction by the three sides of a triangle drawn to scale. "
Structural and Stress Analysis - Page 26
by T.H.G. Megson - 2005 - 744 pages
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Handbook for Mechanical Engineers

Henry Adams - Mechanical engineering - 1891 - 263 pages
...all the same way round. 29. POLYGON OF FORCES. When more than three forces in one plane acting upon a point are in equilibrium they may be represented in magnitude and direction by lines forming a closed polygon. More fully defined in next paragraph. 30. FORCE POLYGON. When forces...
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Cassell's Engineer's Handbook: Comprising Facts and FormulŠ, Principles and ...

Henry Adams - Engineering - 1907 - 576 pages
...61. TRIANGLE OF FORCES. 62. POLYGON OF FORCES. When more than three forces in one plane acting upon a point are in equilibrium they may be represented in magnitude and direction by lines forming a closed polygon. More fully defined in next paragraph. 63. FORCE POLYGON. When forces...
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An Elementary Text-book of Physics, Volume 1

Robert Wallace Stewart - Light - 1910
...by the sides of a triangle taken in order they must be in equilibrium. The converse of this theorem states that if three forces acting at a point are in equilibrium they can be represented in magnitude and direction by the sides of a triangle taken in order. Since all...
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