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

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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.

as appropriate. 3. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. 2. 3. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. . 4. 4. 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. Review Example 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. as appropriate.1 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. Review Example 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle.(d) Problem 2-4: (a) 3. (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. 2.1 in text. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 2. 2.4 in text. 4. Review Example 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram.

Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. the applied force is pulling down. as appropriate. 2. 2. Review Example 2. When you draw your parallelogram. 5. When you draw your parallelogram. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec.1 in text. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-12: All information for problem 2-11 applies.. as appropriate. 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. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.e. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 3.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 5.(d) 3. (i. (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. as appropriate.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 4. Review Example 2. 2. 3. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 2. Review Example 2. Problem 2-13: .3 in text. 4. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. but refer to Example 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. putting AB in tension and BC in compression) 4.4 in text. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec.3 in text. try to figure out what direction the force in each member of the frame will be acting in. try to figure out in which direction the force along each line will be acting.

Review Example 2. 2. 4. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 2. 4.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.4 in text.(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. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. as appropriate. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. (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. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-21: .4 in text. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 3. 2. 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Review Example 2. 4. as appropriate. (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: 1.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Review Example 2. 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 2.4 in text. 3. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. as appropriate. 3. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle.

and its orientation angle.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. as appropriate. 2. 4.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 2. 3. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. (a) (a) (a) . 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle.4 in text. 3. F¶. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. this thought process should allow the angle between FA and FB to be determined. Review Example 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 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. As the parallelogram is drawn.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. FR. (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. 2. 5. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude.1 in text and apply this procedure twice to find FR. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-23: Same as for Problem 2-22. Use this process again for resolving F¶ and F3 into their resultant force. The final answer should be the same for FR. except forces are resolved in a different order. 4. 2. 5. think about the geometry that would produce the shortest vector length of FB. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Review Example 2.

4 in text. 3. 3. Review Example 2. 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. in the unknown chain will be the given resultant force. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. F¶. F¶ is the resultant of the 2 given forces.4 in text. 3. Review Example 2. (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: . (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. 2. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2..1 in text. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 4. as appropriate. F. 500 lb. The minimum force. 4. 4. Review Example 2.(d) 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 2. as appropriate. 5. and its orientation angle. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. minus F¶. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.

minus F¶. The minimum force. 4. F. F¶. 3. 2. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-35: . Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec. 3. F¶ is the resultant of the 2 given forces.6 in text. (There is only 1 force to work with on this problem. Review Example 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 and 7 in text. 4. Use the force triangle given for the 20kN force and the concept of ³similar triangles´ to find its x. and its orientation angle.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. find the resultant force. 2.(d) 1. Apply equation 2. the x component will be 4/5 * 20kN and the y component will be 3/5 * 20 kN. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. in the unknown rope will be the given resultant force. 2. i.4 of the textbook.1 in text. Use Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given force in the x and y directions.e. Review Example 2.4 of the textbook. Review Examples 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 5.. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 900 lb. 2. 5. 2. Using right triangle geometry. not two. 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: 1.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. y components. 3. 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. though. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude.

Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.6 and 7 in text.(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. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.4 of the textbook. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 3.6 and 7 in text.e. Apply equation 2.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 2. Using right triangle geometry. 3. 2. Review Examples 2. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 4. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. (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. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Review Examples 2. (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 of the textbook. 2.e. 2. 3.1. find the resultant force. 2. Apply equation 2. (i.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.1. (i. Apply equation 2. 4. (d) Difficulty: Easy (a) (a) .4 of the textbook. Review Examples 2. 4.6 and 7 in text.

5. 3.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.e. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. find the resultant force.4 of the textbook. Using right triangle geometry. 2. 3.4 of the textbook. and the y component of each force will be multiplied by a unit vector. 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. i. 2. Review Examples 2. 2. 4. 2. 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. y components. j. (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. Apply equation 2.e. The x component of each force will be multiplied by a unit vector. Use the given geometry to determine the components of the forces in the x and y directions. i.6 in text. 5.6 and 7 in text. The sum of the i and j components is the force expressed in Cartesian Vector Notation. Use the force triangle given for the 26kN force and the concept of ³similar triangles´ to find its x. Review Example 2. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. y components. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 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. . i.4 of the textbook.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. 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. Use the force triangle given for the 600N force and the concept of ³similar triangles´ to find its x.

e. y components. 3. Apply equation 2. 3. Using right triangle geometry. (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. 2.6 and 7 in text. Review Examples 2. 2. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-44: .(d) 2. 4.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. 4. 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. 3. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Apply equation 2. find the resultant force. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. Review Examples 2. find the resultant force. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.4 of the textbook. 5.e. 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. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. 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. Using right triangle geometry.6 and 7 in text.6 and 7 in text. 2. 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. 4. Use the force triangle given for the 26kN force and the concept of ³similar triangles´ to find its x. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. 2. (i.4 of the textbook.1. i.

2. Review Examples 2. Review Examples 2. 4. Solution I in text. 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. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 2.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.4 of the textbook. Using right triangle geometry. y components of forces for rotated coordinate systems (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Apply equation 2. 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. find the resultant force.6 and 7 in text.4 of the textbook. Review Examples 2. 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.6 and 7 in text. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-49/50: (a) . 4. 2. 3. find the resultant force. find the resultant force. 2. 2.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Using right triangle geometry. 2. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-45: (a) Concept: Determination of x. 3. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.6. 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.(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. (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. 3. 4. Apply equation 2.

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. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Apply equation 2.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. 2. Review Examples 2. Review Examples 2. (i. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Apply equation 2. 2. 3.6 and 7 in text. 2. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.1.6 and 7 in text. 4. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. (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.(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. 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction.1. Review Examples 2.e. 3.e. 2. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. 4.4 of the textbook.6 and 7 in text.4 of the textbook. (i. 3. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.e. 2.4 of the textbook. (i.1. (a) . (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. 4.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. Apply equation 2. Use Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.

) Solve for the unknown force magnitude. 4. (i. Apply equation 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. To minimize the resultant force FR. FR.1. 3. 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. take the derivative of FR with respect to F and set it equal to zero. 2. (i. 3.(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. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Use Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Apply equation 2. (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. 2. Use Scalar Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. 2. (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: 1.4 of the textbook. 2. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y (a) .4 of the textbook.1. 3. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.6 and 7 in text. 3. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 2.e. Review Examples 2. Write the expression for 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. in terms of its components FRx and FRy. 2. Solve for F. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. 4.1.e.

5. 2. 2.(d) components. Be sure to use the force triangle given to find the x. Review Examples 2. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.6 and 7 in text. (i. Solve for F. 4.1. 2. force. 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. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Write the expression for the resultant force. in terms of its components FRx and FRy.6 and 7 in text. (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. Use Scalar Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. To minimize the resultant force FR. Apply equation 2.4 of the textbook.4 of the textbook.e. FR. 4. 4. y components of the 52 lb.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Apply equation 2. 3. Review Examples 2. (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: . 3. take the derivative of FR with respect to F and set it equal to zero.1. 3. 2. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.

3. Review example 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. Use the slope triangle given along with the force component of 40N to determine F. force. use the given angle and slope triangle to find the components of F in the x. See equation 2-8. 2. 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. 4. 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. Now. 2. 2. Use the direction angles to determine the unit vector of the force. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. Review example 2. and then multiply by the applicable magnitude. forces. 2. y and z directions. Once the magnitude of F has been determined. 3.10 in the text.(d) 1. Use the direction angles calculated to sketch the forces. Write the unit vector first.8 in the text. Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle. multiply this unit vector by the force magnitude to get the vector force. . 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.

Write the unit vector first. Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle. 2. Write the unit vector first.9 in the text. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. 4. Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle.9 in the text. 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. 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. to write the force vector. Use the given angles and . Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector.8 in the text. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. See equation 2-11 3. 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. Difficulty: Easy (d) .9 in the text. Review example 2. Review example 2. 2. 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. 4. 3. and then multiply by the applicable magnitude. along with the force magnitude. Review example 2. 3.(d) 3. Review example 2. Apply equation 2-10 2.

Use equation 2-11.11 in the text. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. Review example 2. 4. 3. . 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. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. 4. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. 3. 2. 2. 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. Write each force in vector notation. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. Write each force in vector notation.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. 2. Review example 2. Review example 2. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles. 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. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force.9 in the text. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles. 3.9 in the text. Use equation 2-11.

(d) 2. 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. 3. along with the force magnitude.9 in the text. (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. 2.11 in the text. 2. Apply equation 2-10 2. 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. 4. Difficulty: Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force.8 in the text. 3. Apply equation 2-7 to solve for the cosines of the direction angles. See equation 2-11 3. Use equation 2-11. Review example 2.10 in the text. Write F1 in vector notation. 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 . Review example 2. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. Review example 2. Review example 2. 3. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles. Use the given angles and .

Review example 2. 2. 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. Review example 2. Write each force in vector notation.11 in the text. Use the given angles and . Once the magnitude of F has been determined. 3. to determine F. 3. 2.10 in the text. 3.8 in the text. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. Use the direction angles calculated to sketch the forces. Apply equation 2-7 to solve for the cosines of the direction angles. Write the forces in vector notation. 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. 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. 4.(c) (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use the angle given along with the force component of 80 lb. 2. y and z directions. Review example 2. Apply equation 2-10 2. use the given angle and slope triangle to find the components of F in the x. to write the force vector. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 2-81: .10 in the text.

r. 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: 1.12. r. 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. 2. 2. r. See example 2. is using the given equation as a function of r1.12. 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. 2. r2 and r3. Find the magnitude of r. Find the magnitude and direction of r. Write a position vector. (This is explained in Sec. Mathematically determine what the position vector. Find the magnitude and direction of r.12. Use equation 2-13 to write r in vector notation. Write a position vector. Write a position vector.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of a resultant position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.14. See example 2. 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. See example 2. from A to B. from A to B. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. 2. r.8 of the text. See example 2. 2.) 3. . from A to B.

(This is explained in Sec. Write a position vector. from A to B.14. C to D and D to B. 2. See example 2.) 3. from A to B. See example 2. Calculate the magnitude of r ± this is the length of the cord.(d) 2.14. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude.12. 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. r. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C. 4. 2.8 of the text. 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. Write 3 position vectors from A to D.) 3. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. 2. 2. Find the magnitude of r. 2. 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. See example 2. Write a position vector.12. See example 2. 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. . r.8 of the text. (This is explained in Sec. Find the magnitude of each position vector and this will be the length of each part of the wire.

Write position vectors from A to B and from C to D. 4. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. 2.) 3.15. (This is explained in Sec.) . 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.(d) 2. See example 2. (This is explained in Sec. 2. 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. See example 2. 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. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. 2. Write position vectors from C to A and from C to B.8 of the text.15. 3.8 of the text.15. See example 2.). Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. 2. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. Write position vectors from B to A and from B to C. 2. (This is explained in Sec. 2.) 3. (This is explained in Sec.8 of the text. 2. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles.8 of the text. 4. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude.

from A to B. 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. (This is explained in Sec.15.8 of the text.14.) 3. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. Write a position vector.15. See example 2. (This is explained in Sec. See example 2.).15. 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. See example 2. 2. 2. 2. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. 2.8 of the text. 3. 4.) 3. r. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. See example 2. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. 2. (This is explained in Sec. 4. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. Write position vectors from B to D and from A to C. 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. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-103: .(d) 3.8 of the text. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C.

. the unknown coordinates can be determined. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C. 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. Convert this unit vector to a position vector acting from A to B. (This is explained in Sec.) 3. This problem is the reverse of problem 2-102. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C. 2. 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. 2. 2. Use the given information to find one component of the unit vector in the direction of the force. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-106: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vectors to determine 3 force vectors. 3. write a unit vector in the direction of the force. Using the force vector. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. from A to B.15.(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. 2.8 of the text. 4. 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.

Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude.15. A = Ax i + Ay j + Azk. 2.8 of the text. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. (This is explained in Sec.) 3. 2. r.e. 2.14. r. (This is explained in Sec. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. then use equation 2-15 to take the dot product. See example 2. 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. i.8 of the text. (This is explained in Sec. 2. 4. from A to B.) 3. B and C in vector notation.14. 2. See example 2. 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. 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. in vector notation. Reduce to simplest form. Write a position vector. Write the mathematical sum of vectors B and D. etc.8 of the text.(d) 2. Write a position vector. Write vectors A. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-110/111: . See example 2. 2.) 3. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and coordinate direction angles.

2. . 4. part 2 in Sec. part 2 in Sec. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 2. Refer to example 2. part 1 in Sec. 2. Once the dot product has been determined.9 of the text. 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. 3. 3. 2.17 in text. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. part 1 in Sec. 2. Write position vectors for r1 and r2 and apply equation 2-15. 2.9 of the text. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Refer to example 2.9 of the text. 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. Write position vectors and apply equation 2-15. Write a unit vector for AB. 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. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.16 in text. Write position vectors and apply equation 2-15.9 of the text. Apply equation 2-15. Once the dot product has been determined.(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.

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. Refer to example 2. 2. then apply equation 2-15. Write position vectors for sides of the triangle.16 in text. Once the dot product has been determined. 2. 4.9 of the text. Apply equation 2-15.9 of the text. 2. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Write a unit vector for AC. 2.9 of the text. AB and AC. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. part 2 in Sec. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 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. Write the force in vector notation. 3.(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. . 2. 2. part 2 in Sec. part 1 in Sec. Write a unit vector in the direction of the pole and apply equation 2-15.

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: 1.9 of the text. 3. 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: . Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.17 in text. Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector in the direction of AB. 2. part 2 in Sec. Apply equation 2-15.9 of the text. Difficulty: Refer to example 2. 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. part 1 in Sec.(d) 3. apply equation 2-15. part 1 in Sec. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 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. Write unit vectors for OA and OD. Once the dot product has been determined. 2. 2.17 in text.9 of the text. apply equation 2-15. follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 2. Write unit vectors for OA and OC. 2. Once the dot product has been determined. Refer to example 2. 2.

9 of the text. Apply equation 2-15. 4. 2. 3. Refer to example 2. 4. Apply equation 2-15. Apply equation 2-15. 2. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.16 in text. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Refer to example 2.16 in text.16 in text. 3. part 1 in Sec. 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. 2. 2. Write the two forces in vector notation. Refer to example 2.(d) 1. 4. 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. 3. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-128: .9 of the text.16 in text. part 2 in Sec. 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. 2. Write the two forces in vector notation. Write position vectors in the directions of AC and AB. part 2 in Sec. Refer to example 2. Write a unit vector for AB. 2. 4.9 of the text. Apply equation 2-15. part 1 in Sec. 2. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.9 of the text. 2.

3. 2. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. part 1 in Sec. once for the projection to the x-axis and once for the projection onto cable AC. 2. Refer to example 2.9 of the text. 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. part 2 in Sec.(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. Apply equation 2-15. 3. Apply equation 2-15. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Write the forces in vector notation. 2. Write position vectors in the directions of the edges of the bracket. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 3. 3. Apply equation 2-15. Apply equation 2-15.16 in text. 2. part 2 in Sec. 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. 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: 1.9 of the text. Do this process twice.17 in text. Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector in the direction of AC. part 1 in Sec. 2. 2. Refer to example 2. Write forces in vector notation.9 of the text.17 in text. . 2. 2. 4.9 of the text.

(d) Difficulty: More Difficult . (i. 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. 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. 3. When you draw your parallelogram. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. the applied force is pulling down. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 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: 1.16 in text. 2. Review Example 2.3 in text. Write each force in vector notation. 2.9 of the text. 2.e. Difficulty: Refer to example 2. For each angle follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. part 1 in Sec. Apply the equation a nd 2 time to OA and AC. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. AB and AC.(d) 4. try to figure out what direction the force in each member of the frame will be acting in. 2. as appropriate. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle.. Refer to example 2. 3. Review example 2. 3. 4. 2. Write position vectors for OA.16 in text. 5.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Apply equation 2-15 to OA and AB. Refer to the ³Procedure for Analysis´ in Sec.11 in the text. putting AB in tension and BC in compression) 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. Apply the equation a nd 2 time to BC and CD. (This is explained in Sec. Write position vectors for AB. 2. 2. 2. 3. Apply equation 2-15. to solve for the resultant force in terms of F and . (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: 1.8 of the text. Apply equation 2-15 to AB and BC. 4. from C to O. Refer to example 2. 4. 3.4 of the textbook. See example 2. 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. For each angle follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. 2.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. 2.14. as applicable. Write a position vector. Write unit vectors for AB and AC. part 1 in Sec. r. BC and CD.) 3. Convert r to a unit vector acting from C to O and multiply each component by the force magnitude.9 of the text. Review Examples 2. Draw a force triangle. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec. Use the law of cosines/sines.16 in text.6 and 7 in text. .

Review Examples 2.e. 4. Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector for BC. 2. to solve for the resultant force in terms of F and . Review Examples 3. F1x = 4/5 F1 and F1y = -3/5 F1 4. Refer to ³Important Points´ in Sec.9 of the text.6 and 7 in text. Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section. part 2 in Sec. 2. 2. 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. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 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. part 2 in Sec. Refer to example 2. so apply equations of equilibrium. The FBD is given. 3. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve F1 into its components. as applicable. 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. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult CHAPTER 3. i. 2.4 of the textbook. 2. Use the law of cosines/sines. 3.17 in text. 3.3 of the text.9 of the text.17 in text. Apply equation 2-15. 2. Draw a force triangle.2 in text (a) . Follow the instructions in the ³Applications´ section.(d) 2. Refer to example 2. 3.

Fx = -3/5 *7 kN and Fy = 4/5 *7kN (signs refer to direction based on the coordinate system given) 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. 2) 4.2 in text. The FBD is given. 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.e.3 of the text. Refer to example 3. 3.2 in text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.3 of the text. so apply equations of equilibrium. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve the 7 kN force into its components. 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. Difficulty: More difficult . (see hints for #3-1. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 2.3 of the text. i. The FBD is given.e. so apply equations of equilibrium. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. 2. Refer to example 3. Refer to example 3. Fy = 0 eliminates AB because it is a horizontal force.2 in text. 3. 2. If possible. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. i. 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 4. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve the forces into components where applicable. It is not necessary to determine the angle of orientation of the force.

2. 3.2 in text. 3.2 in text. 5.3 of the text. Assume that the force in either AC or AB = 2500 lb. NOTE: Convert the mass of the traffic light to a force. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. If it¶s larger.3 of the text. 4. Fy = 0 eliminates AB because it is a horizontal force. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-11: . 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. not the part originally chosen. Refer to example 3. Refer to example 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. If possible. and solve for and the other force. 2.2 in text.e. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 2500 lb. 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. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. i. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. Refer to example 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. that part of the rope controls. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 3.3 of the text. 2.(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.

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 in text. 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. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system for one ball and label all known and unknown forces. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. NOTE: Convert the mass of the pith ball to a force. 3. 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. Refer to example 3. 2. 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 in text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.3 of the text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.2 in text. Refer to example 3. 2.(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: 1.3 of the text. Refer to example 3. NOTE: Convert the mass of the block to a force. 3. 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: 1.3 of the text.

2. 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. 5. 5.3 of the text. 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. Refer to example 3. Apply equations of equilibrium to determine the force. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Use equation 3-2 to calculate the amount of ³stretch´ or elongation in each spring. 4. 2. 3. 4. Apply the equations of equilibrium to determine the forces in AC and AB. Apply the equations of equilibrium to determine the forces in AB and BC.4 in text. 2. Refer to example 3.4 in text. 3. 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. Apply equation 3-2 to determine the force in AB and BC. 4.4 in text. Refer to example 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Use equation 3-2 to calculate the amount of ³stretch´ or elongation in each spring. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. . Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 3.(d) 3.3 of the text. F.3 of the text.

apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. If possible.2 in text. and solve the other force and the flower pot weight. 5. Refer to example 3. 3. Assume that the force in either AC or AB = 50 lb. If it¶s larger. and solve the other force and .3 of the text. 3. that part of the rope controls. 5. not the part originally chosen. Refer to example 3. Assume that the force in either BCA or CD = 100 lb. 2. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. As you apply the equations of equilibrium. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 50 lb. that part of the rope controls. If it¶s larger. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 4. note that the force in rope AC = BC assuming a frictionless pulley. 4.2 in text. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problems 3-20/21: (a) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System ± use of freebody diagrams . CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 100 lb. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 4. Refer to example 3.2 in text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 2. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation.3 of the text. If possible. 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. not the part originally chosen. 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.(d) 3.

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

4. 2. Be sure to convert the mass to force.2 in text. Apply the equations of equilibrium. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. By inspection.3 of the text. note that the force in rope remains constant as it passes over the pulleys.2 in text. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 2. Given the force in AB and AC = 5kN. 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: 1.2 in text. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. Apply the equations of equilibrium. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 3-28: . 2. 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 4. 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. assuming frictionless pulleys. due to symmetry.3 of the text. Refer to example 3. Determine these forces in terms of .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. solve for . As you apply the equations of equilibrium. 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. 5. Refer to example 3. the force in AB = force in AC. 3. 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 6. 4.3 of the text. Refer to example 3.

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

Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. as appropriate. to determine the length of the spring AC in terms of . to determine the length of the spring AC.4 in text.3 of the text. 5. This force will be in terms of . Use law of cosines/sines. 4. 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. Refer to example 3.(b) (c) (d) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. assuming a frictionless pulley. 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. 4. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at pulley B and label all known and unknown forces. 5. Refer to example 3. 2. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Use geometric relationships to determine the orientation of the forces in AB and BC. 4. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces. 2. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. As you apply the equations of equilibrium. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the force in the spring. Refer to example 3. as appropriate. . Use law of cosines/sines. 3. 6.3 of the text.2 in text. Determine the force in the spring using the spring constant. 2. note that the force in rope AC = BC=CD = weight of block D. 3. Now. use the spring constant to determine the unstretched length of the spring. 5.4 in text. 3.3 of the text.

not the part originally chosen. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.(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. You will need to re-work the problem with this force = 750 lb. 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. and solve the other force and . 5. Assume that the force in either AB or AC = 750 lb. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. 5. (They will not BOTH be equal to 750 lb. the force in AB=force in AC = T. 3. 2. 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. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. 2. If it¶s larger. at the same time.3 of the text.) CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 750 lb. 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.2 in text. 4. Refer to example 3.4 in text. that part of the rope controls. Determine the force in the spring using the spring constant. Refer to example 3. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. Apply the hint given in the problem statement. . 4.3 of the text. 2. 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the force in the cable. Due to symmetry. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3.3 of the text.

AB=AC. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces in the springs in terms of . Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. as below: y y-2 10-x x . Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. Refer to example 3. 4. Solution will be trial and error.(d) 4. 5. 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. Refer to example 3. varying between 0Û and 90Û.4 in text. 3. 4. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for T as a function of . 5. 2. Draw geometry of the ³set up´. 5.3 of the text. 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. Apply F = ks for the springs. 2. For a smooth pulley. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at pulley A and label all known and unknown forces. 6. Plot this with T as the ordinate and as the abscissa.3 of the text. Fx = 0 and solve for angles of orientation of AB and AC in terms of each other. 3.4 in text.

these are similar triangles. N (d) 4.3. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. Refer to Example 3. 2. 2. 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. This is Newton¶s 3rd Law. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force system at B and label all known and unknown forces. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. As in this example. Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. (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. the slope at that location must be determined. 3. To determine the direction of the normal force acting on the ball. .For equilibrium. 4. 5. (don¶t forget to convert mass to force) 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces. 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: 1.3 of the text. the force of AB on the pipe will act in the equal and opposite direction on the ring at B. Use the 1st derivative of the function to determine . Refer to ³Procedure for Analysis´ in section 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces.3 of the text.

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

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

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

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

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