When a number of forces passing through the same point, act on an object, they may be replaced by a single force which is called the resultant or the sum. The resultant therefore is a single force which is similar in effect to the effect produced by the several forces acting on the body. It is therefore a single force that replaces those forces. The objectives of this lab are to use graphical, analytic and experimental methods to:
1. Resolve a force vector into its rectangular components, and
2. To find the resultant of a number of forces acting on a body.