Lesson Plan: Equilibrium of a Rigid Body under Coplanar Couples Mathematics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to investigate the equilibrium of a rigid body under the action of two or more coplanar couples.
Students will be able to
- understand the relationship between two or more couples and the equilibrium of a body,
- determine whether a body is in equilibrium under the action of two or more couples,
- use facts about couples and equilibrium to solve problems.
Students should already be familiar with
- moments and couples,
- resolving forces.
Students will not cover
- systems of forces equivalent to a couple.