Lami's theorem


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Lami's theorem

[la′mēz ‚thir·əm]
(mechanics)
When three forces act on a particle in equilibrium, the magnitude of each is proportional to the sine of the angle between the other two.
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In statics, Lami's theorem is an equation relating the magnitudes of three coplanar, concurrent and noncollinear forces, which keeps an object in static equilibrium, with the angles directly opposite to the corresponding forces.