Engineering Mechanics: Statics (7th Edition) by J. L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige

By J. L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige

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The tension in cable AB is 8 kN. Determine the required tension T in cable AC such that the net effect of the two cable tensions is a downward force at point A. Determine the magnitude R of this downward force. 2 kN 30° Problem 2/15 A 30 m C 2/16 Determine the x- and y-components of the tension T which is applied to point A of the bar OA. Neglect the effects of the small pulley at B. Assume that r and ␪ are known. 20 m B O θ 40 m 50 m r Problem 2/13 2/14 If the equal tensions T in the pulley cable are 400 N, express in vector notation the force R exerted on the pulley by the two tensions.

State Newton’s laws of motion. 3. S. customary units, using appropriate accuracy. 4. Express the law of gravitation and calculate the weight of an object. 5. Apply simplifications based on differential and small-angle approximations. 6. Describe the methodology used to formulate and solve statics problems. Article 1/9 SAMPLE PROBLEM 1/1 Chapter Review 19 m = 1400 kg Determine the weight in newtons of a car whose mass is 1400 kg. Convert the mass of the car to slugs and then determine its weight in pounds.

B Rx = 346 lb θ Ry = – 393 lb The resultant R may also be written in vector notation as R ϭ Rxi ϩ Ry j ϭ 346i Ϫ 393j lb R Ans. (c) x Article 2/3 Rectangular Components SAMPLE PROBLEM 2/3 y The 500-N force F is applied to the vertical pole as shown. (1) Write F in terms of the unit vectors i and j and identify both its vector and scalar components. (2) Determine the scalar components of the force vector F along the xЈ- and yЈ-axes. (3) Determine the scalar components of F along the x- and yЈ-axes.

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