Lesson Plan: Equilibrium of a Rigid Body under Parallel Forces Mathematics
This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to solve problems about the equilibrium of a body under the effect of parallel coplanar forces.
Students will be able to
- recognize when a body is in equilibrium under parallel forces,
- sketch a force diagram for a body in equilibrium under parallel forces,
- solve static problems involving parallel forces by finding resultant forces and taking moments.
Students should already be familiar with
- how to find the resultant of parallel forces,
- uniform rods.