Statics System

Product Code: ME-9502


The Statics System is a versatile lab system designed for demonstrating the basic concepts of vector forces, torques, center of mass, simple machines, and more. When combined with the ME-9503 Statics Board (sold separately), the Statics System doubles in width, making it ideal for demonstrations.

The Comprehensive Manual includes detailed, copy-ready instructions for these 16 experiments:

  1. Hooke’s Law – Measuring Forces
  2. Adding Forces – Resultants and Equilibrants
  3. Resolving Forces – Components
  4. Torque – Parallel
  5. 5A. Center of Mass
    5B. Equilibrium of Physical Bodies
  6. Torque – Non-Parallel Forces
  7. The Inclined Plane
  8. Sliding Friction and Static Friction
  9. Simple Harmonic Motion – Mass on a Spring
  10. Simple Harmonic Motion – The Simple Pendulum
  11. 11A. Simple Harmonic Motion – Physical Pendulum
    11B. Minimum Period for a Physical Pendulum
    11C. Simple Harmonic Motion – Beam on a Spring
  12. Simple Machines – The Lever
  13. Simple Machine – The Inclined Plane
  14. Simple Machines – The Pulley
  15. Forces on a Boom
  16. Modified Atwood’s Machine


  • Magnetic Steel Board
  • Magnetically Mounted Components
  • Writable White Board Finish


  • Hooke’s Law
  • Torque – Parallel Forces
  • Center of Mass
  • Torque – Non-Parallel Forces
  • The Inclined Plane
  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Simple Machines
  • Forces on a boom

How It Works

The Statics Board is a ferrous metal plate (approximately 45 cm x 45 cm) and has a writable white board finish on both sides allowing for force diagrams, equations and notes to be written directly on its surface and easily erased. A second (optional) board can be attached to the first board to expand the work area for demonstrations.

Most of the components of the Statics System attach magnetically to the board and have rubber rings on their base to protect the board. One of the components allows a Load Cell (such as PS-2201) to be attached to the board to electronically measure the force.

What’s Included

  • 1x Experiment Board
  • 1x Components
  • 1x Mass Set
  • 1x Comprehensive Manual with 16 Copy-Ready Experiments


Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Supporting Documents

Statics System  English  7.30 MB