An Ode to Statics

Serenity,

Thy name is statics.

A trinity of stillness

In that most fundamental rule of three.

Sigma F sub x to zero.

Sigma F sub y to zero.

Sigma M sub z to zero.

Faced with an FBD most tortuous,

Fear not - the forces ever balance.

Tip to tail and tail to tip,

The vectors point the way,

Toward stillness at all nodes.

Serenity,

Thy name is statics.