## The Elements of Statics, Part 1 |

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amongst the forces axes called centre of gravity component couples COMPOSITION OF FORCES compound conditions of equilibrium consequently consider CoRollary couple Q couples situated decompose diagonal equal and opposite equal and parallel equal forces equal parallel forces equation equi force Q forces applied forces which act former four forces given couple Hence horizontal indefinitely small equal intersect keel kite Let us suppose librium line of action magnitude and direction manner middle point motion NoTE number of forces opposite forces opposite sign parallel and proportional parallel plane Parallelogram of Forces parallelopiped plane perpendicular point of application position reduced REMARK resultant couple right angles rigid rigidly connected rudder sail sides single couple single force single resultant solicited space Statics straight line string tension theorem third force three couples three forces tical tion transfer weight whence wind