Polygon Law of Forces

Polygon Law of Forces:

If any number of forces acting on a particle are represented in magnitude and direction by the sides of a polygon, taken in order, then the forces will be in equilibrium.

Polygon Law of Forces Diagram

Proof: Let the forces P, Q, R, S, T, and U acting at a point O be represented in magnitude and direction by the sides AB, BC, CD, DE, EF, and FA of a polygon ABCDEF.

Polygon Law of Forces Statement
Polygon Law of Forces Statements

Hence the forces are in equilibrium.

Note: The converse of the polygon law of forces does not hold good because polygons with their corresponding sides parallel may not have their corresponding sides proportional.

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