Definition of polygon of forces in English:

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polygon of forces

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noun

Physics
A polygon that represents by the length and direction of its sides all the forces acting on a body or point.
Example sentences
  • Graphically when dealing with simple frames the forces in the members can be found by using the principle of triangle or polygon of forces.
  • Explain why the polygon of forces must close when a body is in equilibrium.

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