Coplanar forces acting at a point

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This chapter focuses on coplanar forces acting at a point. When all forces are acting in the same plane, they are called coplanar whereas when forces act at the same time and at the same point, they are called concurrent/forces. For forces acting in the same direction and having the same line of action, the single force having the same effect as both of the forces, called the resultant force or just the resultant, is the arithmetic sum of the separate forces. When two forces do not have the same line of action, the magnitude and direction of the resultant force may be found by a procedure called vector addition of forces. There are two graphical methods of performing vector addition, ...

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