Statics/Particle Equilibrium (contents)< Statics
All statics problems involve the state of particle equilibrium. Particle equilibrium is defined as the state in which the particle, or object, is not translating or rotating. This requires that the sum of forces and moments (sometimes called torques, although that term has a more specific meaning) acting on the particle to be zero. When these conditions are met, the particle is in particle equilibrium.