A light elastic string has natural length 2.4m and modulus of elasticity 21N. A particle
kg is attached to the mid-point of the string. The ends of the string are attached to ﬁxed points
which are 2.4m apart at the same horizontal level.
is projected vertically upwards withvelocity 12ms
from the mid-point of
. In the subsequent motion
is at instantaneous rest at apoint 1.6m above
Calculate the acceleration of
when it ﬁrst passes through a point 0.5m below
of mass 0.4kg is released from rest at the top of a smooth plane inclined at 30
to thehorizontal. The motion of
down the slope is opposed by a force of magnitude 0.6
mis the distance
has travelled down the slope.
comes to rest before reaching the foot of the slope.Calculate
the greatest speed of
during its motion, 
the distance travelled by
during its motion. 
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The diagram shows the cross-section
through the centre of mass of a uniform prism. Theinterior angles of the cross-section at
are all right angles.
Calculate the distance of the centre of mass of the prism from
. The weight of the prism is 120N. A force of magnitude
N acting along
holds the prism inequilibrium when
rests on a rough horizontal surface.
Find the set of possible values of
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