graphical statics


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graphical statics

[¦graf·ə·kəl ′stad·iks]
(mechanics)
A method of determining forces acting on a rigid body in equilibrium, in which forces are represented on a diagram by straight lines whose lengths are proportional to the magnitudes of the forces.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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