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1

What conditions must be fulfilled in order for a system to be in static equilibrium?

1) The vector sum of all EXTERNAL FORCES must be 0
2) the vector sum of all EXTERNAL TORQUES on a body must be 0

2

What was the most significant source of error for this experiment?

calculating Rb, the distance between the pivot point ad the electronic scale (which measures Fb)

3

force must be _____ to the radius in order for torque to be calculated

force must be perpendicular to the r component

4

A plumb line was used to find the ____

center of gravity of the forearm