- Students will explore a simulation of static forces.
- Students will find vector components.
- Students will find resultant and equilibrant force vectors.
- vector component
About the Lesson
This lesson simulates a 3-way tug o' war where students supply a third equilibrant force to balance two other forces. This will take place on a compass direction system. As a result, students will:
- Compare Cartesian (x,y) and compass (N,E) direction systems.
- Determine vector components in a compass system.
- Find resultant and equilibrant vectors.
- Solve a set of 3-way tug o' war problems by determining and setting an equilibrant to two other forces, and then checking their answer.