force polygon

force polygon

[¦fȯrs ′päl·ə‚gän]
(mechanics)
A closed polygon whose sides are vectors representing the forces acting on a body in equilibrium.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This edition contains new material on alternative analytical techniques such as the force polygon method of analysis.
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The injunction, if granted, would force Polygon to withdraw its demand for a special shareholder meeting to table the proposals.

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