POLYGON OF FORCES
\pˈɒlɪɡən ɒv fˈɔːsɪz], \pˈɒlɪɡən ɒv fˈɔːsɪz], \p_ˈɒ_l_ɪ_ɡ_ə_n ɒ_v f_ˈɔː_s_ɪ_z]\
Definitions of POLYGON OF FORCES
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By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
If any number of forces act on a particle, and lines be drawn parallel and proportionate to the forces, each line from the end of the one drawn before it, and in the same direction as the force acts, the line required to make the figure a complete polygon represents the resultant of the forces ; this proposition is called the P. of F.
By Henry Percy Smith