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# Assignment Guide and Suggested Student Hints for ³ENGINEERING MECHANICS ± STATICS´, 10th ed., R. C. Hibbeler by Candace S.

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The following ³difficulty´ ratings will be used: Easy More Difficult Difficult Very Challenging

CHAPTER 1, GENERAL PRINCIPLES: Problem 1-1: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Rounding and Significant Figures Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the rules of ³rounding´ in Sec. 1.5 2. Refer to the discussion of significant figures in Sec. 1.5 Difficulty: Easy

(d) Problem 1-2: (a) (b) (c)

(d) Problem 1-3: (a) (b) (c)

Concept: Dimensional conversion between English and SI units Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to Example problem #1.2 2. Use the method of ³units cancellation´ to decide whether to multiply or divide by a conversion factor. Difficulty: Easy

(d)

Concept: Significance of zeros in numerical values and appropriate use of SI prefixes Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Look at the numerical value in conjunction with the units prefix to decide how the number should be appropriately expressed. 2. Read about dimensional homogeneity and significant figures in Sec. 1.5. Difficulty: Easy

Problem 1-4: (Same as Problem 1-3) Problem 1-5: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Units conversion Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use ³unit cancellation´ to be sure you are using conversion factors in the correct manner. 2. Convert to km/hr first, then use that answer and convert it to m/s. Difficulty: Easy

(d) Problem 1-6: (a) (b) (c)

(d) Problem 1-7: (a) (b) (c) (d) Problem 1-8: (a) (b) (c)

Concept: Numerical calculation and appropriate use of SI prefixes Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Do the calculation, then, by looking at the numerical value, decide what the appropriate SI prefix should be. 2. Refer to ³significant figures´discussion in Sec. 1.5 to decide on the correct way to report zeros in a numerical value. Difficulty: Easy

Concept: Units conversion between English and SI systems and Difference between mass and weight. Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: Use ³units cancellation´ principles along with correct conversion factors. Difficulty: Medium

Concept: Appropriate use of SI prefixes Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Replace each prefix with the appropriate power of 10, then use the correct SI prefixes. 2. See ³Important Points´ on page 14

(d) Problem 1-9: (a) (b) (c)

Difficulty:

Easy

Concept: Units conversion Estimated time to solve the problem: Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.

5 minutes

(d)

Difficulty:

Use the method of ³units cancellation´. To convert 1 Pa to psf, you will be going from SI to English units; to convert atmospheric pressure, you will be converting from English to SI units. Keep this in mind; it¶s important to use ³units cancellation´. Easy

Problem 1-10: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Converting mass to weight (force) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use acceleration due to gravity to convert mass to force 2. Remember that the units for a Newton are kg-m/s2 Difficulty: Easy

(d)

Problem 1-11, 12: (a) Concept: Mathematical manipulation of quantities of varying SI units (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Report your answers in standard SI units 2. Round to 3 significant figures (d) Difficulty: Moderate Problem 1-13, 14, 15: (a) Concept: Conversion of quantities from English to SI units (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use correct conversion factors 2. Report answers in standard SI units and round to 3 significant figures. 3. The use of ³units cancellation´ will be helpful (d) Difficulty: Moderate Problem 1-16:

Force of gravity between 2 objects; converting mass to force (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: Use acceleration due to gravity to convert from mass to force. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 1-17: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Estimated time to solve the problem: Hints to solve the problem: Use acceleration due to gravity to convert weights. Report answers in appropriate SI units of mass. Difficulty: Easy

(a)

Concept:

Problem 1-18: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: English and SI units conversion between mass and force, with a change in acceleration due to gravity Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: Use appropriate conversion factors and keep track of units. Difficulty: Moderate

Problem 1-19: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Gravitational force between 2 objects Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Substitute the units for each quantity into the equation and solve in terms of units. 2. Solve the equation with the given values. Difficulty: Moderate

(d)

Problem 1-20: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Manipulation of metric units in mathematical operations Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: Evaluate parts (a) and (b) and report in correct SI units. Difficulty: Easy

CHAPTER 2, FORCE VECTORS: Problem 2-1:

(a) (b) (c)

(d)

Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 3. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines, as appropriate, to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 4. Review Example 2.1 in text. Difficulty: Easy

Problem 2-2(a): (a) (b) (c) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 3. Use the law of cosines to find the unknown force magnitude. 4. Review Example 2.1 in text. Difficulty: Easy

(d)

Problem 2-2(b): For Part (b), the above concept and solution method is the same as for Part (a), but F2 is now subtracted or negative. So, make the force vector for F2 negative and follow the steps above for Part (a). This part will take approximately 3 additional minutes. Problem 2-3: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram.

3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Review Example 2. 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. Review Example 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Difficulty: Easy Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.1 in text. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 3. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 4.1 in text. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.(d) Problem 2-4: (a) 3.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 2. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Review Example 2. 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. . 4. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-7/8: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. as appropriate.4 in text. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-5/6: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. as appropriate. 2. 4.

Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. as appropriate. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 4. 5. When you draw your parallelogram. 4. the applied force is pulling down. 5. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.(d) 3. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 3. Problem 2-13: . but refer to Example 2. 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. try to figure out what direction the force in each member of the frame will be acting in. as appropriate. 3. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. as appropriate.1 in text.4 in text. (i. Review Example 2.. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.3 in text. 2. Review Example 2. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-11: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review Example 2. putting AB in tension and BC in compression) 4. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-12: All information for problem 2-11 applies. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.e. try to figure out in which direction the force along each line will be acting. Difficulty: More Difficult Problems 2-9/10: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 2.3 in text. When you draw your parallelogram. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle.

3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. 3. 3. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-21: . 4.4 in text. 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.4 in text. 4. Review Example 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Review Example 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 4. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. as appropriate. 3. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problems 2-15/16/17/18/19/20: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.(a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec.4 in text. 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 2. as appropriate. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 2. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-14: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. as appropriate. 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Review Example 2.

2. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. except forces are resolved in a different order. 5.1 in text and apply this procedure twice to find FR. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. think about the geometry that would produce the shortest vector length of FB. 2. 4. 3. As the parallelogram is drawn. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 3. FR. this thought process should allow the angle between FA and FB to be determined. and its orientation angle. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-22: Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review Example 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. F¶.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-23: Same as for Problem 2-22. Problem 2-24: Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 5. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 4. Review Example 2. (a) (a) (a) . Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 2. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. as appropriate. The final answer should be the same for FR. Use this process again for resolving F¶ and F3 into their resultant force.Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.4 in text. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.

minus F¶. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 4. F. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude. F¶. 4. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 5.1 in text. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 4. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec.4 in text.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. (d) Difficulty: Difficult Problem 2-30: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: . 2..3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. F¶ is the resultant of the 2 given forces. The minimum force. 2. 3. and its orientation angle. as appropriate. in the unknown chain will be the given resultant force. 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 3. Review Example 2. Review Example 2. as appropriate.(d) 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.4 in text. Review Example 2. 500 lb. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-29: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: More Difficult Problems 2-25/26/27/28: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. 2.

and its orientation angle. not two. 900 lb.4 of the textbook. 2. 3. Use the force triangle given for the 20kN force and the concept of ³similar triangles´ to find its x. 2.4 of the textbook. in the unknown rope will be the given resultant force.(d) 1. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.e.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 3. Review Example 2. 2. 2. 4. The minimum force.. though. 4.6 and 7 in text. Using right triangle geometry. Difficulty: Difficult Problem 2-31: (a) Concept: Components of a force in 2 orthogonal (perpendicular) directions (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 5. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. F. 5. minus F¶. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 2. 2. the x component will be 4/5 * 20kN and the y component will be 3/5 * 20 kN. Use Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given force in the x and y directions. 3. F¶. Review Example 2.1 in text.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. y components. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. F¶ is the resultant of the 2 given forces. (There is only 1 force to work with on this problem. i. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. find the resultant force. Review Examples 2. Apply equation 2.) (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-32/33/34: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.6 in text. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-35: . as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude.

(i. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Apply equation 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. (d) Difficulty: Easy (a) (a) . 4. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-37: Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-36: Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. 2. Using right triangle geometry.6 and 7 in text. 3.e. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Apply equation 2. 2.(a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review Examples 2. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Review Examples 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 2.e. Review Examples 2. find the resultant force.4 of the textbook. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 2.4 of the textbook.6 and 7 in text.1. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. (i.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction.4 of the textbook.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. 3. Apply equation 2.6 and 7 in text.1. 4. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. 3.

Using right triangle geometry. Apply equation 2. 2. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-40: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. i. .e. 2. the x component will be 5/13 * 26 kN in the negative direction and the y component will be 12/13 * 26 kN in the positive direction. 4. 2. 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 3.6 in text. y components. find the resultant force. Review Example 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. the x component will be 4/5 * 600 N in the negative direction and the y component will be 3/5 * 600 N in the positive direction. i. 5. y components. Review Examples 2.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Use the force triangle given for the 26kN force and the concept of ³similar triangles´ to find its x. 3.Problem 2-38: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.6 and 7 in text. The sum of the i and j components is the force expressed in Cartesian Vector Notation. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.4 of the textbook. Use the given geometry to determine the components of the forces in the x and y directions. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 5. The x component of each force will be multiplied by a unit vector. i. 4. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-39: (a) Concept: Expressing forces in Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.e. Use the force triangle given for the 600N force and the concept of ³similar triangles´ to find its x. j.4 of the textbook.4 of the textbook. and the y component of each force will be multiplied by a unit vector.

(d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-44: . Apply equation 2.e. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. find the resultant force.1. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Using right triangle geometry. Apply equation 2. 2. 4. find the resultant force.4 of the textbook. 2. 2. 3. Apply equation 2. Using right triangle geometry. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Use the force triangle given for the 26kN force and the concept of ³similar triangles´ to find its x. Review Examples 2.e.6 and 7 in text. 5.4 of the textbook. Review Examples 2. 4. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. y components. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-43: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.(d) 2.6 and 7 in text. 3. 3. 4. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.6 and 7 in text. i. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Review Examples 2. the x component will be 5/13 * 26 kN in the negative direction and the y component will be 12/13 * 26 kN in the positive direction. (i.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-41/42: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.

Using right triangle geometry. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-46/47/48: Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. 3. Review Examples 2.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. y components of forces for rotated coordinate systems (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 2. Review Examples 2.4 of the textbook. find the resultant force. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Apply equation 2.6 and 7 in text.6. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Apply equation 2. Recommend the use of Scalar Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions for the rotated coordinate system. 3. 2. 2. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-49/50: (a) . Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 4. 2. Using right triangle geometry. 4. find the resultant force.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.6 and 7 in text. Apply equation 2. 2.4 of the textbook. Solution I in text.4 of the textbook. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-45: (a) Concept: Determination of x. 4.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.(a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. find the resultant force. 3. Review Examples 2. Using right triangle geometry.

4. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-52: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4.1. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components.1. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-51: Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.1. 2.4 of the textbook. Apply equation 2. 2. Review Examples 2. (i. 3. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. (i.4 of the textbook.6 and 7 in text.6 and 7 in text. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Review Examples 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. Use Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.4 of the textbook.e.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. Review Examples 2. 2. 2. 3. Apply equation 2. 2. (a) . add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 3. 2.(a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Apply equation 2. (i.6 and 7 in text. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.e.e. 4. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.

4 of the textbook. 2. (i. 4. 4. 3. in terms of its components FRx and FRy. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 3. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. (i. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.e.e.4 of the textbook. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-55: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-54: Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y (a) . Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. Review Examples 2.4 of the textbook. 2. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Use Scalar Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Apply equation 2. Write the expression for the resultant force. Use Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Solve for F. 3. FR. 2. 2. Apply equation 2.1. To minimize the resultant force FR.1. 3. Apply equation 2.1.6 and 7 in text.(d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-53: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. take the derivative of FR with respect to F and set it equal to zero. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 2.

2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. 2. Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-56/57: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. y components of the 52 lb. 3. Review Examples 2. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction.1. 2. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-58: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. (i. Apply equation 2.1.4 of the textbook. Be sure to use the force triangle given to find the x. Review Examples 2. 2. Solve for F. 5.4 of the textbook.e. 3.(d) components. To minimize the resultant force FR. 3. 4. Write the expression for the resultant force. force. 4.6 and 7 in text. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. in terms of its components FRx and FRy. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-59: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: .6 and 7 in text. FR. Use Scalar Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. take the derivative of FR with respect to F and set it equal to zero. Apply equation 2. 4.

2. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-62: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. force. See equation 2-8. Review example 2. Now. . Review example 2. y and z directions.(d) 1.8 in the text. use the given angle and slope triangle to find the components of F in the x. Once the magnitude of F has been determined. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-61: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. 3. Difficulty: Refer to equation 2-6 to determine the magnitudes of the Use equation 2-7 to calculate the direction angles of each Use the direction angles calculated to sketch the forces. forces. Use the direction angles to determine the unit vector of the force. 2. 2. 3. Easy Problem 2-60: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. and then multiply by the applicable magnitude. multiply this unit vector by the force magnitude to get the vector force. 4. 3. Use the slope triangle given along with the force component of 40N to determine F. Use the direction angles calculated to sketch the forces.10 in the text. Write the unit vector first.

Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. and then multiply by the applicable magnitude. 2.9 in the text. 4. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. along with the force magnitude. Review example 2. and then multiply by the applicable magnitude. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-65: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. Write the unit vector first. Review example 2. to write the force vector. Use the given angles and . Write the unit vector first.(d) 3. See equation 2-11 3. Difficulty: Easy (d) . Review example 2. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-64: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. Apply equation 2-10 2.9 in the text. 3. Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle. Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle. Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-63: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.9 in the text.8 in the text. Review example 2. 2. 3. 4.

Use equation 2-11. 2. Review example 2. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. Review example 2. Write each force in vector notation. 3. 2. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-71: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles.9 in the text. 3. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. 4. Use equation 2-11.11 in the text. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-70: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. . Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. Review example 2. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. Write each force in vector notation. 3. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-68/69/70: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4.Problems 2-66/67: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.9 in the text.

More Difficult Problem 2-72: (a) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Apply equation 2-10 2.9 in the text.(d) 2. Review example 2. Use equation 2-11. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles. Difficulty: Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns.10 in the text. 4. Review example 2. 3. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. 2. Use the given angles and . Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-73: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. to write the force vector. Write F1 in vector notation. 3. See equation 2-11 3. Review example 2. 2. along with the force magnitude. Apply equation 2-7 to solve for the cosines of the direction angles.11 in the text. Review example 2.8 in the text. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 2-76: (a) (b) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes . Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-74/75: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.

to write the force vector. Review example 2. Apply equation 2-7 to solve for the cosines of the direction angles. 2. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 2-81: . Use the direction angles calculated to sketch the forces.10 in the text.8 in the text. Apply equation 2-10 2.11 in the text. y and z directions. Review example 2. 2. Write the forces in vector notation. 2. 4. 3.10 in the text. 3. Review example 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-78: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-77: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Once the magnitude of F has been determined. use the given angle and slope triangle to find the components of F in the x. to determine F. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. Review example 2. along with the force magnitude. See equation 2-11 3. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problems 2-79/80: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use the given angles and . Use the angle given along with the force component of 80 lb.(c) (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write each force in vector notation. 3.

2. 2. r.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of a resultant position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Find the magnitude and direction of r. 2.12. Difficulty: easy (d) Problem 2-89: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use equation 2-13 to write r in vector notation. Write a position vector. from A to B. See example 2. from A to B.) 3.8 of the text. See example 2.12. Mathematically determine what the position vector. Find the magnitude of r. from A to B. Difficulty: easy (d) Problem 2-86: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. is using the given equation as a function of r1. Write a position vector. Difficulty: easy Problems 2-82/83/84/85: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-87/88: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a distance using a position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write a position vector. See example 2. r. Find the magnitude and direction of r. 2. See example 2. 2.14. .12. (This is explained in Sec. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. r. r2 and r3. r.

Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-94: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of position vectors to determine 2 force vectors and the resultant force as a Cartesian vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.8 of the text. See example 2. C to D and D to B. Write a position vector. Find the magnitude of r. Difficulty: easy (d) Problems 2-92/93: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Find the magnitude of each position vector and this will be the length of each part of the wire. r. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. 2. from A to B. 2. 2. 4.) 3. See example 2. 2.8 of the text. . from A to B. (This is explained in Sec. Calculate the magnitude of r ± this is the length of the cord.) 3. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-90: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a distance using a position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude.12. 2.12. Difficulty: easy (d) Problem 2-91: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a distance using a position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.(d) 2. r. (This is explained in Sec. See example 2. Write 3 position vectors from A to D. See example 2.14.14. Write a position vector. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C.

2. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-96: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of position vectors to determine 2 force vectors and the resultant force as a Cartesian vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.15. 2. 2.8 of the text. 4. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude.) 3. See example 2. See example 2.) 3.15. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles.) . (This is explained in Sec.15. Write position vectors from A to B and from C to D. 2. Write position vectors from B to A and from B to C. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-95: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-97: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of position vectors to determine 2 force vectors and the resultant force as a Cartesian vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write position vectors from C to A and from C to B. (This is explained in Sec. See example 2. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles.(d) 2. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude.).8 of the text.8 of the text. 2. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. 2. (This is explained in Sec.8 of the text. 3. (This is explained in Sec. 4.

(This is explained in Sec. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-100/101/102: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. (This is explained in Sec.) 3.15. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. Write position vectors from B to D and from A to C. See example 2. 3.).8 of the text. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C.(d) 3. from A to B.15. 2. Write a position vector. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-98: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. See example 2. 4.8 of the text. 2. 2.) 3. 2. r. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. (This is explained in Sec.14. 4. 2.8 of the text. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-99: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. See example 2. See example 2. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-103: .15.

4. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of coordinates from a vector force and known distance Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. write a unit vector in the direction of the force. from A to B. Using the force vector. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-106: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vectors to determine 3 force vectors. the unknown coordinates can be determined. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C. Use the given information to find one component of the unit vector in the direction of the force. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-104: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of coordinates from known a force resultant and one component Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. 2. 2.15. 2. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. 3. This problem is the reverse of problem 2-102. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude.) 3. (This is explained in Sec.8 of the text. Convert this unit vector to a position vector acting from A to B. Knowing the length of the cord. the resultant force and its direction angles Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. See example 2. . Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-105: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vectors to determine 4 force vectors and a resultant force Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.

2. 2. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. B and C in vector notation. Write a position vector. A = Ax i + Ay j + Azk. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. Write vectors A. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. i. 2.) 3.) 3. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-109: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Prove the Dot Product Distributive Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.e. See example 2. then use equation 2-15 to take the dot product.8 of the text. r. r. Write a position vector.14. 2. (This is explained in Sec. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-107: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Reduce to simplest form. in vector notation. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-108: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector and its coordinate direction angles Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. from A to B. See example 2. 2.8 of the text.14. from A to B.15. See example 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-110/111: . 2. 4. (This is explained in Sec. etc. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and coordinate direction angles.) 3.8 of the text.(d) 2. (This is explained in Sec. Write the mathematical sum of vectors B and D.

3. Refer to example 2. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-112: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 2. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-113: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Using the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Once the dot product has been determined. part 1 in Sec.9 of the text. 4.9 of the text. 3. Write position vectors and apply equation 2-15. 2. . Write position vectors for r1 and r2 and apply equation 2-15. Once the dot product has been determined. 2. 2. Refer to example 2.16 in text. part 1 in Sec.17 in text.9 of the text.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Using the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Apply equation 2-15. part 2 in Sec.9 of the text. Write a unit vector for AB. 2. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 2. Write position vectors and apply equation 2-15. 2. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-114: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel and perpendicular to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. part 2 in Sec.

9 of the text. AB and AC. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 2. 2. Write the force in vector notation. part 1 in Sec. . 2. then apply equation 2-15. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 2-120: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Refer to example 2. Write a unit vector for AC. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Write position vectors for sides of the triangle. 2. part 2 in Sec. 2. 3.9 of the text. 4. Apply equation 2-15. Once the dot product has been determined. part 2 in Sec. Write a unit vector in the direction of the pole and apply equation 2-15.9 of the text.(d) Difficulty: Difficult Problem 2-115: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Using the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.16 in text. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-116: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of position vector and trigonometry Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: as stated in problem Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-117/118/119: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel and perpendicular to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.

2. part 2 in Sec. Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector in the direction of AB. 2. part 1 in Sec. 2.9 of the text. Refer to example 2.(d) 3. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.9 of the text. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. part 1 in Sec.17 in text. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-123: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3.17 in text. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. More Difficult Problem 2-121: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. apply equation 2-15.9 of the text. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-122: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-124: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel and perpendicular to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: . 2. Once the dot product has been determined. Write unit vectors for OA and OD. apply equation 2-15. Write unit vectors for OA and OC. 2. Apply equation 2-15. Once the dot product has been determined. Difficulty: Refer to example 2.

part 2 in Sec. 2. Apply equation 2-15. part 1 in Sec. Apply equation 2-15. Difficulty: Difficult Problem 2-125: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel and perpendicular to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.16 in text. Apply equation 2-15. part 2 in Sec.9 of the text. Write position vectors in the directions of AC and AB. part 1 in Sec. 4. Write the two forces in vector notation. 2. Refer to example 2. Refer to example 2. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Apply equation 2-15.9 of the text. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 2-126: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vector forces Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.9 of the text. 4. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-128: . 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-127: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vector forces Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.9 of the text. Write the two forces in vector notation.16 in text. Refer to example 2.16 in text. Write a unit vector for AB. 2. 2. 4. Refer to example 2. 3. 3. 2. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 4. 2. 3.16 in text. 2.(d) 1.

Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-131: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vector forces Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. 2. 2. part 2 in Sec. 3.9 of the text. 2. Refer to example 2. 4. part 1 in Sec. 3.17 in text. . 2. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Do this process twice.9 of the text. 2. part 2 in Sec. Write forces in vector notation. Write the forces in vector notation.16 in text. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 3. Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector in the direction of AC. 3. Apply equation 2-15. 2. 2.9 of the text.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to example 2. Refer to example 2. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-129: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.9 of the text. once for the projection to the x-axis and once for the projection onto cable AC. Apply equation 2-15. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-130: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified direction Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Apply equation 2-15. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Write position vectors in the directions of the edges of the bracket. part 1 in Sec.17 in text. Apply equation 2-15. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.

2. 3.(d) 4. 2. Write position vectors for OA. try to figure out what direction the force in each member of the frame will be acting in. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Review Example 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. part 1 in Sec. 5. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-135: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces ± finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. the applied force is pulling down. 2.16 in text. Write each force in vector notation. (i. 3. 2. Difficulty: Refer to example 2. Apply the equation a nd 2 time to OA and AC. as appropriate. For each angle follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.11 in the text.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.e. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-133/134: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review example 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. When you draw your parallelogram. AB and AC.9 of the text. Apply equation 2-15 to OA and AB. 2. 4. Refer to example 2. putting AB in tension and BC in compression) 4. 3. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult .. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. More Difficult Problem 2-132: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.3 in text.16 in text.

4. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-139: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector force parallel to a specified direction Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. (This is explained in Sec. 2. 2.9 of the text. Write a position vector. r. 2. 2. 3. Review Examples 2. from C to O. part 1 in Sec. 2.16 in text. Refer to example 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-137: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. to solve for the resultant force in terms of F and . as applicable. See example 2. Write unit vectors for AB and AC. Apply equation 2-15.8 of the text. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 3.6 and 7 in text. Convert r to a unit vector acting from C to O and multiply each component by the force magnitude. Apply the equation a nd 2 time to BC and CD.) 3.Problem 2-136: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.4 of the textbook.14. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-138: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. For each angle follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Use the law of cosines/sines. Write position vectors for AB. Apply equation 2-15 to AB and BC. Draw a force triangle. 2. . BC and CD.

(d) Difficulty: More Difficult CHAPTER 3. 3. Draw a force triangle. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. i. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-141: Concept: Resultants and components of forces Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1. The FBD is given. to solve for the resultant force in terms of F and . 3. 2. Use the law of cosines/sines. Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector for BC. Apply equation 2-15.(d) 2.9 of the text. part 2 in Sec. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve F1 into its components. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. part 2 in Sec.9 of the text. Refer to example 2. 2. Review Examples 2.17 in text.6 and 7 in text. 3. so apply equations of equilibrium.2 in text (a) . as applicable. 2. Review Examples 3. F1x = 4/5 F1 and F1y = -3/5 F1 4.3 of the text. Refer to example 2. 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.4 of the textbook.e. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-140: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified direction Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.17 in text. 4. EQUILIBRIUM OF A PARTICLE: Abbreviation for ³free-body diagrams´ will be FBD¶s Problem 3-1: (a) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.

e. 3.3 of the text. Fy = 0 eliminates AB because it is a horizontal force. 2. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.3 of the text. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. i. Difficulty: More difficult . so apply equations of equilibrium. i. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve the 7 kN force into its components. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.e. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 3. The FBD is given. Fx = -3/5 *7 kN and Fy = 4/5 *7kN (signs refer to direction based on the coordinate system given) 4. Refer to example 3. 2.2 in text. The FBD is given. Refer to example 3. (see hints for #3-1.2 in text. Refer to example 3. 4. so apply equations of equilibrium. 3. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve the forces into components where applicable. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 3-7: (a) (b) (c) (d) Problem 3-8: Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: Easy Problems 3-3/4/5/6: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. If possible. 2) 4.(d) Problem 3-2: (a) (b) (c) Difficulty: Easy (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. It is not necessary to determine the angle of orientation of the force.2 in text. 2.3 of the text.

Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-10: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. If it¶s larger. 2. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 3. 2. Refer to example 3. Assume that the force in either AC or AB = 2500 lb. 3. 5. 2. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-11: . CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 2500 lb. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.2 in text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.2 in text. Refer to example 3. Refer to example 3. 4. i. and solve for and the other force. If possible.(a) (b) (c) (d) Problem 3-9: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. that part of the rope controls.2 in text.3 of the text. NOTE: Convert the mass of the traffic light to a force.3 of the text. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Fy = 0 eliminates AB because it is a horizontal force. 3.3 of the text.e. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. not the part originally chosen.

Refer to example 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.2 in text. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-14: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.3 of the text. 2. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-12: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 2. 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to example 3.3 of the text. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system for one ball and label all known and unknown forces. 3. 2. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. NOTE: Convert the mass of the block to a force.2 in text.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system for one ball and label all known and unknown forces.3 of the text. 2. . Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-13: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. NOTE: Convert the mass of the pith ball to a force. 3.3 of the text. Refer to example 3.2 in text.

4. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 5. Apply the equations of equilibrium to determine the forces in AC and AB. 3.3 of the text. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Refer to example 3. Use equation 3-2 to calculate the amount of ³stretch´ or elongation in each spring. 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium to determine the forces in AB and BC.3 of the text.4 in text. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-16: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. F.4 in text. 3. Use equation 3-2 to calculate the amount of ³stretch´ or elongation in each spring.(d) 3. Apply equation 3-2 to determine the force in AB and BC. 2. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-15: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to example 3. 2. . Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 4. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-17: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.3 of the text. Apply equations of equilibrium to determine the force. 4. Refer to example 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 5.4 in text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.

4. not the part originally chosen. If possible. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. If possible. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-19: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. that part of the rope controls.3 of the text. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Assume that the force in either BCA or CD = 100 lb.(d) 3. If it¶s larger. not the part originally chosen. note that the force in rope AC = BC assuming a frictionless pulley.2 in text. 2.2 in text. If it¶s larger. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. 4. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 50 lb. 2. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 3. Refer to example 3.3 of the text. Refer to example 3. 5. 5. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. Refer to example 3. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problems 3-20/21: (a) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams . Assume that the force in either AC or AB = 50 lb. and solve the other force and the flower pot weight. that part of the rope controls. As you apply the equations of equilibrium. 4. and solve the other force and . Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 100 lb. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-18: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.2 in text.

2 in text. 3. 3. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 80 lb. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 4.2 in text. Difficulty: More difficult (d) . 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 2. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. As you apply the equations of equilibrium. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-23: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to example 3.2 in text. Refer to example 3. not the part originally chosen. 4. 2. If it¶s larger. Assume that the force in either of the cords = 80 lb. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. note that the force in rope remains constant as it passes over the pulley. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknowns on the FBD. that part of the rope controls. 4. and solve the force in the other cord and weight of the block.3 of the text. NOTE: Convert the mass of the ball to a force. 2. Refer to example 3.(b) (c) (d) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.3 of the text. If possible. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.3 of the text. 5. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-22: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. assuming a frictionless pulley. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.

2 in text. As you apply the equations of equilibrium. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. assuming frictionless pulleys. Refer to example 3. solve for . note that the force in rope remains constant as it passes over the pulleys. 2. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-27: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. By inspection.3 of the text.2 in text. Refer to example 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. Use geometry to solve for the length of each cable required. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to example 3.Problem 3-24: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 3. 6. 2. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problems 3-25/26: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Be sure to convert the mass to force. Apply the equations of equilibrium. 3. Determine these forces in terms of . 2.2 in text. 4. due to symmetry.3 of the text. 4. 4. Apply the equations of equilibrium. 5. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. 3. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 3-28: . Given the force in AB and AC = 5kN.3 of the text. the force in AB = force in AC.

Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-31: (a) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams . Apply the equations of equilibrium. 2. Difficulty: Difficult Problem 3-29: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.e. Knowing that the force in the string. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-30: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. i. 2. Refer to example 3.3 of the text.3 of the text. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force system for each orientation of the cable and label all known and unknown forces. the force in AB and AC = 15 lb. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the force in the cable for each orientation. 4. Refer to example 3.2 in text.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3.2 in text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 4. Solve for F in terms of . Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. solve for the angle that the string makes with horizontal. Plot this function for . Refer to example 3. 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 2.2 in text. 5. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 4.3 of the text.. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 3.

Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. 3. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. Now. 2. Use law of cosines/sines.3 of the text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Use law of cosines/sines. As you apply the equations of equilibrium.3 of the text. note that the force in rope AC = BC=CD = weight of block D.3 of the text. Refer to example 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 5. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces. 4. use the spring constant to determine the unstretched length of the spring.4 in text.2 in text. Refer to example 3. 4. Use geometric relationships to determine the orientation of the forces in AB and BC. 2. to determine the length of the spring AC. 3. as appropriate. to determine the length of the spring AC in terms of . Refer to example 3. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-32: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 6. This force will be in terms of .4 in text. assuming a frictionless pulley. 4. . 2. 5. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the force in the spring. as appropriate.(b) (c) (d) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 5. Determine the force in the spring using the spring constant. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at pulley B and label all known and unknown forces. 3. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 3-33: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.

2. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the force in the cable. Determine the force in the spring using the spring constant. Refer to example 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 3. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. at the same time.2 in text.3 of the text. 3. You will need to re-work the problem with this force = 750 lb. If it¶s larger.3 of the text. 5.(d) Difficulty: Difficult Problem 3-34: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. not the part originally chosen. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 3-35: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. 3. the force in AB=force in AC = T. 4. that part of the rope controls. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-36: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. (They will not BOTH be equal to 750 lb. Apply the hint given in the problem statement. and solve the other force and . Assume that the force in either AB or AC = 750 lb. 2. . 5. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.3 of the text. Refer to example 3. 4. Due to symmetry.) CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 750 lb.4 in text.

5.4 in text. varying between 0Û and 90Û. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 3-38: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 25 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at pulley A and label all known and unknown forces. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces in the springs in terms of . 4. 5. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-37: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.4 in text. 3. Draw geometry of the ³set up´. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for T as a function of .3 of the text. Apply F = ks for the springs. as below: y y-2 10-x x . 2. For a smooth pulley. 5. Fx = 0 and solve for angles of orientation of AB and AC in terms of each other. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. Solution will be trial and error. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to example 3. AB=AC. 2.(d) 4.3 of the text. Plot this with T as the ordinate and as the abscissa. Refer to example 3. 6.

For equilibrium. 2. Difficulty: Challenging Problem 3-40: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. (d) Difficulty: Very Challenging Problem 3-39: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. . 3. the force of AB on the pipe will act in the equal and opposite direction on the ring at B. To determine the direction of the normal force acting on the ball. 2.3. Refer to Example 3.3 of the text. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force system at B and label all known and unknown forces. 5. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. the slope at that location must be determined. Use the 1st derivative of the function to determine . Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. N (d) 4. 4.3 of the text. As in this example. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. This is Newton¶s 3rd Law. (don¶t forget to convert mass to force) 3. these are similar triangles. Find the hypotenuse of each triangle in terms of x and y and use the fact that the total length of the rope is known to determine y. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.

Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces on this FBD. Difficulty: Difficult .(d) 6.

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To choose a joint to begin your analysis.CHAPTER 6: Problem 6-1: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Method of Joints to solve a truss problem 15 minutes Estimated time to solve the problem: Hints to solve the problem: 1. (i. then if the answer to the force in a member is negative. 3. Show all truss member forces on joint FBD¶s as tensile (pulling) forces. Joint B) (d) Problem 6-3: (a) Concept: Method of Joints for truss members and determining member forces ³by inspection´. Show all truss member forces on FBD as tensile (pulling) forces. that member is in compression. (i. Difficulty: Easy 15 minutes Difficulty: Easy .. To choose a joint to begin your analysis. then if the answer to the force in a member is negative.e. Support reactions are not required to solve problem. 3. look for one with 2 or less unknowns acting on it. 2.e. Joint B) d) Problem 6-2: (a) Concept: Method of Joints to solve a truss problem (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. look for one with 2 or less unknowns acting on it. that member is in compression. 2. Support reactions are not required to solve problem..

. zero force members. (i.e. Joint B) (d) Problem 6-4: (a) Concept: Method of Joints for truss members. look for any joints where members are parallel and perpendicular to each other. Difficulty: Medium (b) (c) Hints to solve the problem: (See hints for Problem #6-4) 1. then BD is a ³zero force member´. Additionally.(b) (c) Estimated time required to solve the problem: Hints to solve the problem: 1. By visualizing a FBD of the joint and knowing that it must be in static equilibrium. Medium (d) Difficulty: Problem 6-5: (a) Concept: Method of Joints for truss members and determining member forces ³by inspection´. To choose a joint to begin your analysis. Joint B: AB BC BD ³By Inspection´. (c) Hints to solve the problem: . and AB = BC. look for one with 2 or less unknowns acting on it. the student should be able to find unknown members ³by inspection´. First. 20 min. (b) Estimated time required to solve the problem: 20 min. if P2 = zero. P2 For example. BD = P2 in compression. 2. and determining member forces ³by inspection´. Estimated time required to solve the problem: 20 min.

Joint B: AB BC BE ³By Inspection´. Joint B) (d) Difficulty: Medium . (i. BE = 2P in compression. look for any joints where members are parallel and perpendicular to each other. 2P For example.1. and AB = BC.. look for one with 2 or less unknowns acting on it. 2. By visualizing a FBD of the joint and knowing that it must be in static equilibrium. First. the student should be able to find unknown members ³by inspection´. To choose a joint to begin your analysis.e.