Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Mechanical equilibrium

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Definition

noun

A state of a physical system at rest or in unaccelerated motion, and where the sum of all forces and torque acting on each particle of the system is zero.


Supplement

For mechanical equilibrium to occur, the following conditions have to be met:

  • the vector sum of all external forces is zero
  • the sum of all the moments of all external forces about any line is zero