Ask Uncle Colin is a chance to ask your burning, possibly embarrassing, maths questions — and to show off your skills at coming up with clever acronyms. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and Uncle Colin will do what he can.
Dear Uncle Colin,
I’m struggling to make sense of questions about moments in M1. Can you help?
— Failing Equilibrium-Related Moments… All Torque!
Hi, FERMAT! That’s a bit more general than the kind of question I usually answer, but no matter!
Here’s the briefest theory of equilibrium I can come up with.
A body is in…
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