AS Physics Statics

Define Vectors
A quantity which has direction as well as magnitude
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Define Centre of Mass
The point through which a single force on a body does not cause the body to turn
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Define a Moment
Force x Perpendicular distance from the pivot to the line of action of the force
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What is the Moment Equation?
Moment = Force x distanace
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Define Principle of Moments
For an object that is in equilibrium, the total clockwise moment about a point is equal to the total anticlockwise moment about the same point
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Define Equilibrium
A system is in equilibrium if there is no resultan force and no resultant moment
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Define Moment of a Couple
One force x perpendicular distnace between the lines of action of the two forces
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What is the Moment of a Couple equation?
MoaC = (1/2F) x d
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Define Projectile
A moving object on which the only force acting is gravity
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What is acceleration?
+ or - 9.81
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Define Centre of Mass

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The point through which a single force on a body does not cause the body to turn

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Define a Moment

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What is the Moment Equation?

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Define Principle of Moments

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