by Jared Rovny, PhD

A force is a vector quantity, which means it has both a magnitude (size) and a direction associated with it. A force is said to be in equilibrium if both the direction and the magnitude of the forces acting on the object are balanced, meaning there is no net force that is acting on it. Per Newton's first law of motion, an object at rest will stay at rest, and an object in motion will stay in motion. Understanding equilibrium means understanding the basic concepts of forces, torque, and vector physics in general. For testing purposes, and for intuitions in real-life scenarios (e.g., during orthopedic surgery), these concepts are useful to internalize.

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  • Videos 4
  • Duration 0:25 h
  • Quiz questions 14
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Equilibrium

 Jared Rovny, PhD

Jared Rovny, PhD

Dr. Jared Rovny has been a Lecturer at Yale University in Connecticut, USA since 2013.
He obtained his PhD in Physics from Yale University in 2019. He was awarded the D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics in 2019 and the Princeton Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020.
Currently, he works with Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Yale College Prize Teaching Fellowship for his work in PHYS 171 (University Physics for the Life Sciences).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Rovny teaches courses on Physics.

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really helpful
By Rox . on 04. May 2023 for Torque and Equilibrium

very informative and helpful and will definitely use for my exams

Gravity masses
By Anayaa A. on 08. November 2019 for Center of Gravity

All the masses are added up of objects, divided by it!!!