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Analysis: Two-force objects

Recognising two-force objects can simplify analysis and help understanding. They are part of engineers' eyes.

Recognising two-force objects can simplify analysis and help understanding. They are part of engineers’ eyes.

We’ve used the concept already; this brief video will explain what they are and how they work.

The concept is important for understanding the suspension method of locating the centre of gravity.

Talking points

  • What did the phrase ‘equal, opposite and co-linear’ mean to you?

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