Statics Problem-Solving Methods & Applications


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In a statics problem what physical quantities are we generally solving for?

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1. For an object in static equilibrium, the sum of the forces and the sum of the torques must be equal to zero. What else must be true?

2. When solving a statics problem, what is the very first step we take?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An object may have static equilibrium if the physical quantities acting on it are balanced, or if they both equal zero. This quiz will test your knowledge of these potential forces, as well as steps and methods for solving formulas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment gauges your understanding of statics problems, including:

  • Physical quantities in statics
  • State of static objects
  • Problem-solving steps
  • Formulas and variables

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the state of static objects
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding static problem-solving
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as force and torque
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about static object formulas

Additional Learning

For more information regarding static objects and their formulas, review the lesson titled Static Problem-Solving Methods & Applications. This lesson provides a wealth of information, including:

  • Static equilibrium with definitions and examples
  • Statics problems as they apply to physics
  • Step-by-step problem solving techniques
  • Formulas and diagrams