Lesson: Resultant of Parallel ForcesMathematics
In this lesson, we will learn how to find the resultant of a system of parallel coplanar forces and how to locate its point of action.
Sample Question Videos
Two parallel forces and are acting at two points and respectively in a perpendicular direction on , where . Their resultant is acting at the point that belongs to . Given that , determine and the length of .
The points , , , , and are lying on the same straight line, where . Four parallel forces of magnitudes 14, 19, , and 20 newtons are acting at , , , and respectively. If their resultant passes through point , calculate the magnitude of force , giving your answer in newtons.
Points , , , , and lying in the same straight line, such that , , , and . Five forces of magnitudes 40, 25, 20, 45, and 50 newtons are acting as shown in the figure. Determine their resultant and the distance between its line of action and point .