# Determine the force in members ''ED'', ''BD'', and ''BC'', and state whether they are in tension...

## Question:

Determine the force in members ED, BD, and BC, and state whether they are in tension or compression.

A load is an external load that tends to cause deformation in the member and thus the members must have sufficient strength to sustain such loads.

They may induce tension or compression in the members.

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First determining the reaction on the roller support at C :

{eq}R_{c}=\frac{8}{2} \\ =4 \ kN \\ {/eq}

Now considering the equilibrium of the...

External Force: Definition & Examples

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Chapter 1 / Lesson 22
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In this lesson, we are going to learn about external forces and their effects on the body to which they are applied. We are also going to distinguish external forces from internal forces.