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Chapter 2, Solution 1.

(a)

(b)

We measure: 37 lb, R = 76 α = °
37 lb = R 76° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 2.

(a)

(b)

We measure: 57 lb, R = 86 α = °
57 lb = R 86° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 3.

(a) Parallelogram law:

(b) Triangle rule:

We measure:
10.5 kN R =
22.5 α = °

10.5 kN = R 22.5° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 4.

(a) Parallelogram law:

We measure:
5.4 kN = 12 R α = °
5.4 kN = R 12° !

(b) Triangle rule:

We measure:
5.4 kN = 12 R α = °
5.4 kN = R 12° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 5.

Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines
(a)
sin sin 45
150 N 200 N
β °
=
sin 0.53033 β =
32.028 β = °
45 180 α β + + ° = °
103.0 α = ° !
(b) Using the Law of Sines

°
=

45 sin
N 200
sinα
b b
F

276 N
bb
F

= !

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Chapter 2, Solution 6.

Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines
(a)
sin sin 45
120 N 200 N
α °
=
sin 0.42426 α =
25.104 α = °
or 25.1 α = ° !
(b) 45 25.104 180 β + ° + ° = °
109.896 β = °
Using the Law of Sines

200 N
sin sin 45
aa
F
β

=
°

200 N
sin109.896 sin 45
aa
F

=
° °

or 266 N
aa
F

= !

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Chapter 2, Solution 7.

Using the triangle rule and the Law of Cosines,
Have: 180 45 β = ° − °
135 β = °
Then:
( ) ( ) ( )( )
2 2
2
900 600 2 900 600 cos 135 = + − ° R
or 1390.57 N R =

Using the Law of Sines,

600 1390.57
sin sin135 γ
=
°

or 17.7642 γ = °
and 90 17.7642 α = ° − °
72.236 α = °
(a) 72.2 α = ° !
(b) 1.391 kN R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 8.

By trigonometry: Law of Sines
2
30
sin sin38 sin
F R
α β
= =
°

90 28 62 , 180 62 38 80 α β = ° − ° = ° = ° − ° − ° = °
Then:
2
30 lb
sin62 sin38 sin80
F R
= =
° ° °

or (a)
2
26.9 lb F = !
(b) 18.75 lb R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 9.

Using the Law of Sines
1
20 lb
sin sin38 sin
F R
α β
= =
°

90 10 80 , 180 80 38 62 α β = ° − ° = ° = ° − ° − ° = °
Then:
1
20 lb
sin80 sin38 sin 62
F R
= =
° ° °

or (a)
1
22.3 lb F = !
(b) 13.95 lb R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 10.

Using the Law of Sines:
60 N 80 N
sin sin10 α
=
°

or = 7.4832 α °
( ) 180 10 7.4832 β = ° − ° + °
162.517 = °
Then:

80 N
sin162.517 sin10
R
=
° °

or 138.405 N R =
(a) 7.48 α = ° !
(b) 138.4 N R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 11.

Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines
Have: ( ) 180 35 25 β = ° − ° + °
120 = °
Then:
80 lb
sin35 sin120 sin 25
P R
= =
° ° °

or (a) 108.6 lb P = !
(b) 163.9 lb R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 12.

Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines
(a) Have:
80 lb 70 lb
sin sin35 α
=
°

sin 0.65552 α =
40.959 α = °
or 41.0 α = ° !
(b) ( ) 180 35 40.959 β = − ° + °
104.041 = °
Then:
70 lb
sin104.041 sin35
R
=
° °

or 118.4 lb R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 13.

We observe that force P is minimum when 90 . α = °
Then:
(a) ( ) 80 lb sin35 P = °
or 45.9 lb = P !
And:
(b) ( ) 80 lb cos35 R = °
or 65.5 lb = R !

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Chapter 2, Solution 14.

For
BC
T to be a minimum,
R and
BC
T must be perpendicular.
Thus ( ) 70 N sin 4
BC
T = °
4.8829 N =
And ( ) 70 N cos 4 R = °
69.829 N =
(a) 4.88 N
BC
T = 6.00° !
(b) 69.8 N R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 15.

Using the force triangle and the Laws of Cosines and Sines
We have:
( ) 180 15 30 γ = ° − ° + °
135 = °
Then: ( ) ( ) ( )( )
2 2
2
15 lb 25 lb 2 15 lb 25 lb cos135 R = + − °

2
1380.33 lb =
or 37.153 lb R =
and

25 lb 37.153 lb
sin sin135 β
=
°

25 lb
sin sin135
37.153 lb
β
 
= °
 
 

0.47581 =
28.412 β = °
Then: 75 180 α β + + ° = °
76.588 α = °
37.2 lb = R 76.6° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 16.

Using the Law of Cosines and the Law of Sines,
( ) ( ) ( )( )
2
2 2
45 lb 15 lb 2 45 lb 15 lb cos135 R = + − °
or 56.609 lb R =

56.609 lb 15 lb
sin135 sinθ
=
°

or 10.7991 θ = °
56.6 lb = R 85.8° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 17.

180 25 50 γ = ° − ° − °
105 γ = °
Using the Law of Cosines:
( ) ( ) ( )( )
2 2
2
5 kN 8 kN 2 5 kN 8 kN cos105 R = + − °
or 10.4740 kN R =

Using the Law of Sines:

10.4740 kN 8 kN
sin105 sin β
=
°

or 47.542 β = °
and = 47.542 25 α ° − °
22.542 α = °
10.47 kN = R 22.5° "

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Chapter 2, Solution 19.

Using the force triangle and the Laws of Cosines and Sines
We have: ( ) 180 45 25 110 γ = ° − ° + ° = °
Then: ( ) ( ) ( )( )
2 2
2
30 kN 20 kN 2 30 kN 20 kN cos110 R = + − °

2
1710.42 kN =
41.357 kN R =
and
20 kN 41.357 kN
sin sin110 α
=
°

20 kN
sin sin110
41.357 kN
α
 
= °
 
 

0.45443 =
27.028 α = °
Hence: 45 72.028 φ α = + ° = °
41.4 kN = R 72.0° ! !! !
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Chapter 2, Solution 19.

Using the force triangle and the Laws of Cosines and Sines
We have: ( ) 180 45 25 110 γ = ° − ° + ° = °
Then: ( ) ( ) ( )( )
2 2
2
30 kN 20 kN 2 30 kN 20 kN cos110 R = + − °

2
1710.42 kN =
41.357 kN R =
and
20 kN 41.357 kN
sin sin110 α
=
°

20 kN
sin sin110
41.357 kN
α
 
= °
 
 

0.45443 =
27.028 α = °
Hence: 45 72.028 φ α = + ° = °
41.4 kN = R 72.0° ! !! !
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Chapter 2, Solution 20.

Using the force triangle and the Laws of Cosines and Sines
We have: ( ) 180 45 25 110 γ = ° − ° + ° = °
Then: ( ) ( ) ( )( )
2 2
2
30 kN 20 kN 2 30 kN 20 kN cos110 R = + − °

2
1710.42 kN =
41.357 kN R =
and
30 kN 41.357 kN
sin sin110 α
=
°

30 kN
sin sin110
41.357 kN
α
 
= °
 
 

0.68164 =
42.972 α = °
Finally: 45 87.972 φ α = + ° = °
41.4 kN = R 88.0° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 21.

2.4 kN Force: ( ) 2.4 kN cos50
x
F = °
1.543 kN
x
F =
( ) 2.4 kN sin50
y
F = °
1.839 kN
y
F =
1.85 kN Force: ( ) 1.85 kN cos 20
x
F = °
1.738 kN
x
F =
( ) 1.85 kN sin 20
y
F = °
0.633 kN
y
F =
1.40 kN Force: ( ) 1.40 kN cos35
x
F = °
1.147 kN
x
F =
( ) 1.40 kN sin35
y
F = − °
0.803 kN
y
F = −

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Chapter 2, Solution 22.

5 kips: ( ) 5 kips cos 40
x
F = °
or 3.83 kips
x
F =
( ) 5 kips sin 40
y
F = °
or 3.21 kips
y
F =
7 kips: ( ) 7 kips cos 70
x
F = − °
or 2.39 kips
x
F = −
( ) 7 kips sin70
y
F = °
or 6.58 kips
y
F =
9 kips: ( ) 9 kips cos 20
x
F = − °
or 8.46 kips
x
F = −
( ) 9 kips sin 20
y
F = °
or 3.08 kips
y
F =

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Chapter 2, Solution 23.

Determine the following distances:

( ) ( )
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
2 2
2 2
2 2
160 mm 300 mm 340 mm
600 mm 250 mm 650 mm
600 mm 110 mm 610 mm
OA
OB
OC
d
d
d
= − + =
= + =
= + − =

680 N Force:
( ) 160 mm
680 N
340 mm
x
F

=
320 N
x
F = − !

( ) 300 mm
680 N
340 mm
y
F =
600 N
y
F = !
390 N Force:
( ) 600 mm
390 N
650 mm
x
F =
360 N
x
F = !

( ) 250 mm
390 N
650 mm
y
F =
150 N
y
F = !
610 N Force:
( ) 600 mm
610 N
610 mm
x
F =
600 N
x
F = !

( ) 110 mm
610 N
610 mm
y
F

=
110 N
y
F = − !

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Chapter 2, Solution 24.

We compute the following distances:

( ) ( )
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
2 2
2 2
2 2
48 90 102 in.
56 90 106 in.
80 60 100 in.
OA
OB
OC
= + =
= + =
= + =

Then:
204 lb Force:
( )
48
204 lb ,
102
x
F = − 96.0 lb
x
F = −
( )
90
204 lb ,
102
y
F = + 180.0 lb
y
F =
212 lb Force:
( )
56
212 lb ,
106
x
F = + 112.0 lb
x
F =
( )
90
212 lb ,
106
y
F = + 180.0 lb
y
F =
400 lb Force:
( )
80
400 lb ,
100
x
F = − 320 lb
x
F = −
( )
60
400 lb ,
100
y
F = − 240 lb
y
F = −
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Chapter 2, Solution 25.

(a)
sin35
y
P
P =
°

960 N
sin35
=
°

or 1674 N P =
(b)
tan35
y
x
P
P =
°

960 N
tan35
=
°

or 1371 N
x
P =
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Chapter 2, Solution 26.

(a)
cos 40
x
P
P =
°

30 lb
cos 40
P =
°

or 39.2 lb P = !
(b) tan 40
y x
P P = °
( ) 30 lb tan 40
y
P = °
or 25.2 lb
y
P = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 27.

(a) 100 N
y
P =

sin 75
y
P
P =
°

100 N
sin 75
P =
°

or 103.5 N P = "
(b)
tan75
y
x
P
P =
°

100 N
tan 75
x
P =
°

or 26.8 N
x
P = "

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Chapter 2, Solution 28.

We note:
CB exerts force P on B along CB, and the horizontal component of P is 260 lb.
x
P =
Then:
(a) sin50
x
P P = °

sin50
x
P
P =
°

260 lb
sin50
=
°

339.40 lb = 339 lb P = !
(b) tan50
x y
P P = °

tan50
x
y
P
P =
°

260 lb
tan50
=
°

218.16 lb = 218 lb
y
= P !

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Chapter 2, Solution 29.

(a)
45 N
cos 20
P =
°

or 47.9 N P = !
(b) ( ) 47.9 N sin 20
x
P = °
or 16.38 N
x
P = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 30.

(a)
18 N
sin 20
P =
°

or 52.6 N P = !
(b)
18 N
tan 20
y
P =
°

or 49.5 N
y
P = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 31.

From the solution to Problem 2.21:
( ) ( )
2.4
1.543 kN 1.839 kN = + F i j
( ) ( )
1.85
1.738 kN 0.633 kN = + F i j
( ) ( )
1.40
1.147 kN 0.803 kN = − F i j
( ) ( ) 4.428 kN 1.669 kN = Σ = + R F i j
( ) ( )
2 2
4.428 kN 1.669 kN R = +
4.7321 kN =

1.669 kN
tan
4.428 kN
α =
20.652 α = °
4.73 kN = R 20.6° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 32.

From the solution to Problem 2.22:
( ) ( )
5
3.83 kips 3.21 kips = + F i j
( ) ( )
7
2.39 kips 6.58 kips = − + F i j
( ) ( )
9
8.46 kips 3.08 kips = − + F i j
( ) ( ) 7.02 kips 12.87 = Σ = − + R F i j
( ) ( )
2 2
7.02 kips 12.87 kips 14.66 kips R = − + =

1
12.87
tan 61.4
7.02
α

 
= = °
 

 

14.66 kips = R 61.4° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 33.

From the solution to Problem 2.24:
( ) ( ) 48.0 lb 90.0 lb
OA
= − + F i j
( ) ( ) 112.0 lb 180.0 lb
OB
= + F i j
( ) ( ) 320 lb 240 lb
OC
= − − F i j
( ) ( ) 256 lb 30 lb = Σ = − + R F i j
( ) ( )
2 2
256 lb 30 lb R = − +
257.75 lb =

30 lb
tan
256 lb
α =

6.6839 α = − °
258 lb = R 6.68° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 34.

From Problem 2.23:
( ) ( ) 320 N 600 N
OA
= − + F i j
( ) ( ) 360 N 150 N
OB
= + F i j
( ) ( ) 600 N 110 N
OC
= − F i j
( ) ( ) 640 N 640 N = Σ = + R F i j
( ) ( )
2 2
640 N 640 N R = +
905.097 N =

640 N
tan
640 N
α =
45.0 α = °
905 N = R 45.0° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 35.

Cable BC Force:
( )
84
145 lb 105 lb
116
x
F = − = −
( )
80
145 lb 100 lb
116
y
F = =
100-lb Force:
( )
3
100 lb 60 lb
5
x
F = − = −
( )
4
100 lb 80 lb
5
y
F = − = −
156-lb Force:
( )
12
156 lb 144 lb
13
x
F = =
( )
5
156 lb 60 lb
13
y
F = − = −
and
21 lb, 40 lb
x x y y
R F R F = Σ = − = Σ = −
( ) ( )
2 2
21 lb 40 lb 45.177 lb R = − + − =
Further:
40
tan
21
α =
1
40
tan 62.3
21
α

= = °
Thus: 45.2 lb = R 62.3° ! !! !

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Chapter 2, Solution 36.

(a) Since R is to be horizontal, R
y
= 0
Then, 0
y y
R F = Σ =
( ) ( ) 90 lb 70 lb sin 130 lb cos 0 α α + − =
( ) ( ) 13 cos 7 sin 9 α α = +
( )
2
13 1 sin 7 sin 9 α α − = +
Squaring both sides:
( )
( ) ( )
2 2
169 1 sin 49 sin 126 sin 81 α α α − = + +
( ) ( )
2
218 sin 126 sin 88 0 α α + − =
Solving by quadratic formula: sin 0.40899 α =
or 24.1 α = ° !
(b) Since R is horizontal, R = R
x
Then,
x x
R F = = Σ R
( ) ( ) 70 cos 24.142 130 sin 24.142
x
F Σ = ° + °
or 117.0 lb R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 37.

300-N Force:
( ) 300 N cos 20 281.91 N
x
F = ° =
( ) 300 N sin 20 102.61 N
y
F = ° =
400-N Force:
( ) 400 N cos85 34.862 N
x
F = ° =
( ) 400 N sin85 398.48 N
y
F = ° =
600-N Force:
( ) 600 N cos5 597.72 N
x
F = ° =
( ) 600 N sin5 52.293 N
y
F = − ° = −
and
914.49 N
x x
R F = Σ =
448.80 N
y y
R F = Σ =
( ) ( )
2 2
914.49 N 448.80 N 1018.68 N R = + =
Further:
448.80
tan
914.49
α =
1
448.80
tan 26.1
914.49
α

= = °
1019 N = R 26.1° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 38.

x
F Σ :
x x
R F = Σ
( ) ( ) ( ) 600 N cos50 300 N cos85 700 N cos50
x
R = ° + ° − °
38.132 N
x
R = −
y
F Σ :
y y
R F = Σ
( ) ( ) ( ) 600 N sin 50 300 N sin85 700 N sin50
y
R = ° + ° + °
1294.72 N
y
R =
( ) ( )
2 2
38.132 N 1294.72 N = − + R
1295 N = R
1294.72 N
tan
38.132 N
α =
88.3 α = °
1.295 kN = R 88.3° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 39.

We have:
( ) ( )
84 12 3
156 lb 100 lb
116 13 5
x x BC
R F T = Σ = − + −
or 0.72414 84 lb
x BC
R T = − +
and
( ) ( )
80 5 4
156 lb 100 lb
116 13 5
y y BC
R F T = Σ = − −
0.68966 140 lb
y BC
R T = −
(a) So, for R to be vertical,
0.72414 84 lb 0
x BC
R T = − + =
116.0 lb
BC
T = ! !! !
(b) Using
116.0 lb
BC
T =
( ) 0.68966 116.0 lb 140 lb 60 lb
y
R R = = − = −
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Chapter 2, Solution 40.

(a) Since R is to be vertical, R
x
= 0
Then, 0
x x
R F = Σ =
( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 600 N cos 300 N cos 35 700 N cos 0 α α α + + ° − =
Expanding: ( ) 3 cos cos35 sin sin35 cos 0 α α α ° − ° − =
Then:
1
cos35
3
tan
sin35
α
 
° −
 
 
=
°

40.265 α = °
40.3 α = ° !
(b) Since R is vertical,
y
R R =
Then:
y y
R R F = = Σ
( ) ( ) ( ) 600 N sin 40.265 300 N sin 75.265 700 N sin 40.265 R = ° + ° + °
1130 N R =
1.130 kN R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 41.

Selecting the x axis along , aa′ we write
( ) ( ) 300 N 400 N cos 600 N sin
x x
R F α α = Σ = + + (1)
( ) ( ) 400 N sin 600 N cos
y y
R F α α = Σ = − (2)
(a) Setting 0
y
R = in Equation (2):
Thus
600
tan 1.5
400
α = =

56.3 α = ° !
(b) Substituting for α in Equation (1):
( ) ( ) 300 N 400 N cos56.3 600 N sin56.3
x
R = + ° + °
1021.11 N
x
R =

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x
R R = = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 42.

(a) Require 0:
y y
R F = Σ =
( ) ( ) 900 lb cos 25 1200 lb sin35 sin65 0
AE
T ° + ° − ° =
or 1659.45 lb
AE
T =
1659 lb
AE
T = !
(b)
x
R F = Σ
( ) ( ) ( ) 900 lb sin 25 1200 lb cos35 1659.45 lb cos 65 R = − ° − ° − °
2060 lb R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 43.

Free-Body Diagram Force Triangle

Law of Sines:

400 lb
sin 25 sin 60 sin95
AC BC
F T
= =
° ° °

(a)
400 lb
sin 25 169.691 lb
sin95
AC
F = ° =
°
169.7 lb
AC
F = !
(b)
400
sin 60 347.73 lb
sin95
BC
T = ° =
°
348 lb
BC
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 44.

Free-Body Diagram:

0:
x
F Σ =
4 21
0
5 29
CA CB
T T − + =
or
29 4
21 5
CB CA
T T
  
=
  
  

0:
y
F Σ = ( )
3 20
3 kN 0
5 29
CA CB
T T + − =
Then ( )
3 20 29 4
3 kN 0
5 29 21 5
CA CA
T T
 
+ × − =
 
 

or 2.2028 kN
CA
T =
(a) 2.20 kN
CA
T = !
(b) 2.43 kN
CB
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 45.

Free-Body Diagram:

0:
y
F Σ = sin50 sin 70 0
B C
F F − ° + ° =
( )
sin50
sin70
C B
F F
°
=
°

0:
x
F Σ = cos50 cos 70 940 N 0
B C
F F − ° − ° + =

sin50
cos50 cos 70 940
sin 70
B
F
° | |
° + ° =
|
°
\ .

1019.96 N
B
F =
( )
sin50
1019.96 N
sin 70
C
F
°
=
°

or 831 N
C
F = !
1020 N
B
F = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 46.

Free-Body Diagram:

0:
x
F Σ = ( ) cos 25 cos 40 70 lb cos10 0
AB AC
T T − ° − ° + ° = (1)
0:
y
F Σ = ( ) sin 25 sin 40 70 lb sin10 0
AB AC
T T ° − ° + ° = (2)
Solving Equations (1) and (2) simultaneously:
(a) 38.6 lb
AB
T = !
(b) 44.3 lb
AC
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 47.

Free-Body Diagram:

(a) 0:
x
F Σ = cos30 cos65 0
AB
T R − ° + ° =

cos30
cos65
AB
R T
°
=
°

0:
y
F Σ = ( ) sin30 sin 65 550 N 0
AB
T R − ° + ° − =

cos30
sin30 sin 65 550 0
cos65
AB
T
°  
− ° + ° − =
 
°
 

or 405 N
AB
T = !
(b) ( )
cos30
450 N
cos65
R
°
=
°

or 830 N R = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 48.

Free-Body Diagram At B:

12 17
0: 0
13 293
x BA BC
F T T Σ = − + =
or 1.07591
BA BC
T T =
0:
y
F Σ =
5 2
300 N = 0
13 293
BA BC
T T + −

5 293
300
13 2
BC BA
T T
 
= −
 
 

2567.6 3.2918
BC BA
T T = −
( ) 2567.6 3.2918 1.07591
BC BC
T T = −
or 565.34 N
BC
T =
Free-Body Diagram At C:

17 24
0: 0
25 293
x BC CD
F T T Σ = − + =
( )
17 25
565.34 N
24 293
CD
T
 
=
 
 

584.86 N
CD
T =

2 7
0: 0
25 293
y BC CD C
F T T W Σ = − + − =
( ) ( )
2 7
565.34 N 584.86 N
25 293
C
W = − +
or 97.7 N
C
W = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 49.

Free-Body Diagram:

0:
x
F Σ =
8 kips + 15 kips cos 40 0
D
T − − ° =
9.1378 kips
D
T =
9.14 kips
D
T = !

0:
y
F Σ = ( ) 9.1378 kips sin 40 0
C
T ° − =
5.87 kips
C
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 50.

Free-Body Diagram:

0:
y
F Σ =
9 kips + T sin 40 0
D
− ° =
14.0015 kips
D
T =
14.00 kips
D
T =

0:
x
F Σ =
( ) 6 kips + 14.0015 kips cos 40 0
B
T − − ° =
16.73 kips
B
T =
16.73 kips
B
T =

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Chapter 2, Solution 51.

Free-Body Diagram:

0:
x
F Σ = ( ) ( ) 2.3 kN sin15 2.1 kN cos15 0
C
F + ° − ° =
or 1.433 kN
C
F =
0:
y
F Σ = ( ) ( ) 2.3 kN cos15 2.1 kN sin15 0
D
F − ° + ° =
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D
F =

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Chapter 2, Solution 52.

Free-Body Diagram:

0:
x
F Σ = ( ) cos15 2.4 kN + 1.9kN sin15 0
B
F − ° + ° =
or 2.9938 kN
B
F =
2.99 kN
B
F =
0:
y
F Σ = ( ) ( ) 1.9 kN cos15 2.9938 kN sin15 0
D
F − ° + ° =
1.060 kN
D
F =

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Chapter 2, Solution 53.

From Similar Triangles we have:
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
2
2.5 m 8 5.45 m L L − = − −
6.25 64 16 29.7025 L − = − −
or 2.5342 m L =
And
5.45 m
cos
8 m 2.5342 m
β =

or 4.3576 β = °
Then
2.5 m
cos
2.5342 m
α =
or 9.4237 α = °
Free-Body Diagram At B:
0:
x
F Σ =
( ) cos 35 N cos cos 0
ABC ABC
T T α α β − − + =
or
( ) 35 cos9.4237
cos 4.3576 cos9.4237
ABC
T
°
=
° − °

3255.9 N
ABC
T =
0:
y
F Σ =
( ) sin 35 N sin sin 0
ABC ABC
T T W α α β + + − =
( ) ( ) sin9.4237 3255.9 N + 35 N 3255.9 N sin 4.3576 0 W ° + ° − =
or 786.22 N W =
(a) 786 N W = "
(b) 3.26 kN
ABC
T = "

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Chapter 2, Solution 54.

From Similar Triangles we have:
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
2
3 m 8 4.95 m L L − = − −
9 64 16 24.5025 L − = − −
or 3.0311 m L =
Then
4.95 m
cos
8 m 3.0311 m
β =

or 4.9989 β = °
And
3 m
cos
3.0311 m
α =
or 8.2147 α = °
Free-Body Diagram At B:
(a) 0:
x
F Σ =
cos cos cos 0
ABC DE ABC
T T T α α β − − + =
or
cos cos
cos
DE ABC
T T
β α
α

=
0:
y
F Σ =
( ) sin sin sin 720 N 0
ABC DE ABC
T T T α α β + + − =

cos cos
sin sin sin 720
cos
ABC
T
β α
α α β
α
− | |
+ + =
|
\ .

( )
( )
720 cos
sin
ABC
T
α
α β
=
+

Substituting for α and β gives

( )
( )
720 cos8.2147
sin 8.2147 4.9989
ABC
T
°
=
° + °

3117.5 N
ABC
T =
or 3.12 kN
ABC
T = "
(b) ( )
cos 4.9989 cos8.2147
3117.5 N
cos8.2147
DE
T
° − °
=
°

20.338 N
DE
T =
or 20.3 N
DE
T = "
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Chapter 2, Solution 55.

Free-Body Diagram At C:

0:
x
F Σ = ( )
3 15 15
150 lb 0
5 17 17
AC BC
T T − + − =
or
17
5 750
5
AC BC
T T − + = (1)

0:
y
F Σ = ( )
4 8 8
150 lb 190 lb = 0
5 17 17
AC BC
T T + − −
or
17
2 1107.5
5
AC BC
T T + = (2)
Then adding Equations (1) and (2)
7 1857.5
BC
T =
or 265.36 lb
BC
T =
Therefore (a) 169.6 lb
AC
T = !
(b) 265 lb
BC
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 56.

Free-Body Diagram At C:

0:
x
F Σ = ( )
3 15 15
150 lb 0
5 17 17
AC BC
T T − + − =
or
17
5 750
5
AC BC
T T − + = (1)

0:
y
F Σ = ( )
4 8 8
150 lb = 0
5 17 17
AC BC
T T W + − −
or
17 17
2 300
5 4
AC BC
T T W + = + (2)
Adding Equations (1) and (2) gives
17
7 1050
4
BC
T W = +
or
17
150
28
BC
T W = +
Using Equation (1)
17 17
5 150 750
5 28
AC
T W
 
− + + =
 
 

or
25
28
AC
T W =
Now for 240 lb T ≤ ⇒
25
: 240
28
AC
T W =
or 269 lb W =

17
: 240 150
28
BC
T W = +
or 148.2 lb W =
Therefore 0 148.2 lb W ≤ ≤ !

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Chapter 2, Solution 57.

Free-Body Diagram At A:

First note from geometry:
The sides of the triangle with hypotenuse AD are in the ratio 12:35:37.
The sides of the triangle with hypotenuse AC are in the ratio 3:4:5.
The sides of the triangle with hypotenuse AB are also in the ratio
12:35:37.
Then:
( ) ( )
4 35 12
0: 3 0
5 37 37
x s
F W W F Σ = − + + =
or
4.4833
s
F W =
and

( ) ( )
3 12 35
0: 3 400 N 0
5 37 37
y s
F W W F Σ = + + − =
Then:
( ) ( ) ( )
3 12 35
3 4.4833 400 N 0
5 37 37
W W W + + − =
or
62.841 N W =
and
281.74 N
s
F =
or
(a) 62.8 N W =
(b) Have spring force
( )
s AB O
F k L L = −
Where
( )
AB AB AB O
F k L L = −
and
( ) ( )
2 2
0.360 m 1.050 m 1.110 m
AB
L = + =
So:
( ) 281.74 N 800 N/m 1.110 m
O
L = −
or
758 mm
O
L =
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Chapter 2, Solution 58.

Free-Body Diagram At A:

First Note ...
With ( ) ( )
2 2
22 in. 16.5 in.
AB
L = +

27.5 in.
AB
L =

( ) ( )
2 2
30 in. 16 in.
L = +

34 in.
L =

Then
( )
AB AB AB O
F k L L = −

( )( ) 9 lb/in. 27.5 in. 22.5 in. = −

45 lb =

( )
F k L L = −

( )( ) 3 lb/in. 34 in. 22.5 in. = −

34.5 lb =

(a)

0:
x
F Σ = ( ) ( )
4 7 15
45 lb 34.5 lb 0
5 25 17
AC
T − + + =
or 19.8529 lb
AC
T =
19.85 lb
AC
T = !
(b) 0:
y
F Σ = ( ) ( ) ( )
3 24 8
45 lb 19.8529 lb 34.5 lb 0
5 25 17
W + + − =
62.3 lb W = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 59.

(a) For to be a minimum
AB
T
must be perpendicular to
AB
T
AC
T
10 60 α ∴ + ° = °
or 50.0 α = ° W
(b) Then ( ) 70 lb sin30
AB
T = °
or 35.0 lb
AB
T = W

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Chapter 2, Solution 60.

Note: In problems of this type, P

may be directed along one of the cables, with
max
T T = in that cable and
0 T = in the other, or P may be directed in such a way that T is maximum in both cables. The second
possibility is investigated first.
Free-Body Diagram At C:
Force Triangle

Force triangle is isoceles with 2 180 85 β = °− °

47.5 β = °

( ) 2 900 N cos 47.5 1216 N P = ° =

Since 0, P > solution is correct
(a) 1216 N P = !
180 55 47.5 77.5 α = °− ° − ° = °
(b) 77.5 α = ° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 61.

Note: Refer to Note in Problem 2.60
Free-Body Diagram At C:
Force Triangle

(a) Law of Cosines
( ) ( ) ( )( )
2 2
2
1400 N 700 N 2 1400 N 700 N cos85 = + − ° P
or 1510 N = P !
(b) Law of Sines

sin sin85
1400 N 1510 N
β °
=
sin 0.92362 β =
67.461 β = °
180 55 67.461 α = ° − ° − °
or 57.5 α = ° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 62.

Free-Body Diagram At C:

0:
x
F Σ =
2 1200 N 0 − =
x
T
600 N =
x
T
( ) ( )
2
2
2
+ =
x y
T T T
( ) ( ) ( )
2
2 2
600 N 870 N + =
y
T
630 N =
y
T
By similar triangles:

1.8 m
870 N 630 N
=
AC

2.4857 m AC =
2( ) = L AC
( ) 2 2.4857 m = L
4.97 m L =
4.97 m L = "

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Chapter 2, Solution 63.

BC
T must be perpendicular to
AC
F to be as small as possible.
Free-Body Diagram: C Force Triangle is a Right Triangle

(a) We observe: 55 α = °
55 α = ° !
(b) ( ) 400 lb sin 60
BC
T = °
or 346.41 lb =
BC
T 346 lb
BC
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 64.

At Collar A ...

Have ( )
′ = −
s AB AB
F k L L
For stretched length
( ) ( )
2 2
12 in. 16 in. ′ = +
AB
L
20 in.
AB
L′ =
For unstretched length
12 2 in.
AB
L =
Then
( )
4 lb/in. 20 12 2 in.
s
F = −
12.1177 lb =
s
F
For the collar ...
0
y
F Σ =
( )
4
12.1177 lb 0
5
W − + =
9.69 lb = W !

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Chapter 2, Solution 65.

At Collar A ...

0:
y
F Σ =

2 2
9 lb 0
12
s
h
F
h
− + =
+

or
2
9 144 = +
s
hF h
Now ( )
′ = −
s AB AB
F k L L
Where the stretched length
( )
2
2
12 in. ′ = +
AB
L h
12 2 in. =
AB
L
Then
2
9 144 = +
s
hF h
Becomes
( )
2 2
3 lb/in. 144 12 2 9 144
 
+ − = +
 
 
h h h
or ( )
2
3 144 12 2 − + = h h h
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Chapter 2, Solution 66.

Free-Body Diagram: B

(a) Have: 0
BD AB BC
+ + = T F T
where magnitude and direction of
BD
T are known, and the direction
of
AB
F is known.

Then, in a force triangle:
By observation,
BC
T is minimum when 90.0 α = °
(b) Have ( ) ( ) 310 N sin 180 70 30 = ° − ° − °
BC
T
305.29 N =
305 N =
BC
T

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Chapter 2, Solution 67.

Free-Body Diagram At C:
Since 140 lb,
AB BC
T T = = Force triangle is isosceles:

With 2 75 180 β + ° = °
52.5 β = °
Then 90 52.5 30 α = ° − ° − °
7.50 α = °
( ) 140 lb cos52.5
2
= °
P

170.453 lb = P
170.5 lb = P 7.50°

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Chapter 2, Solution 68.

Free-Body Diagram of Pulley
(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

( )
( )
2
0: 2 280 kg 9.81 m/s 0
y
F T Σ = − =
( )
1
2746.8 N
2
T =
1373 N T =

( )
( )
2
0: 2 280 kg 9.81 m/s 0
y
F T Σ = − =
( )
1
2746.8 N
2
T =
1373 N T =

( )
( )
2
0: 3 280 kg 9.81 m/s 0
y
F T Σ = − =
( )
1
2746.8 N
3
T =
916 N T =

( )
( )
2
0: 3 280 kg 9.81 m/s 0
y
F T Σ = − =
( )
1
2746.8 N
3
T =
916 N T =

( )
( )
2
0: 4 280 kg 9.81 m/s 0
y
F T Σ = − =
( )
1
2746.8 N
4
T =
687 N T =

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Chapter 2, Solution 69.

Free-Body Diagram of Pulley and
Crate
(b)

(d)

( )
( )
2
0: 3 280 kg 9.81 m/s 0
y
F T Σ = − =
( )
1
2746.8 N
3
T =
916 N T =

( )
( )
2
0: 4 280 kg 9.81 m/s 0
y
F T Σ = − =
( )
1
2746.8 N
4
T =
687 N T =

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Chapter 2, Solution 70.

Free-Body Diagram: Pulley C

(a) ( ) ( ) 0: cos30 cos50 800 N cos50 0
x ACB
F T Σ = ° − ° − ° =
Hence 2303.5 N
ACB
T =
2.30 kN =
ACB
T
(b) ( ) ( ) 0: sin30 sin50 800 N sin50 0
y ACB
F T Q Σ = ° + ° + ° − =

( )( ) ( ) 2303.5 N sin30 sin50 800 N sin50 0 Q ° + ° + ° − =
or 3529.2 N Q = 3.53 kN = Q

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Chapter 2, Solution 71.

Free-Body Diagram: Pulley C

( ) 0: cos30 cos50 cos50 0
x ACB
F T P Σ = ° − ° − ° =
or 0.34730 =
ACB
P T (1)

( ) 0: sin30 sin50 sin50 2000 N 0
y ACB
F T P Σ = ° + ° + ° − =
or 1.26604 0.76604 2000 N + =
ACB
T P (2)
(a) Substitute Equation (1) into Equation (2):
( ) 1.26604 0.76604 0.34730 2000 N + =
ACB ACB
T T
Hence: 1305.41 N =
ACB
T

1305 N =
ACB
T
(b) Using (1)
( ) 0.34730 1305.41 N 453.37 N = = P

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Chapter 2, Solution 72.

First replace 30 lb forces by their resultant Q:

( ) 2 30 lb cos 25 Q = °
54.378 lb Q =

Law of Cosines:

( ) ( ) ( ) ( )( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
120 lb 100 lb 54.378 lb 2 100 lb 54.378 lb cos 125 cos 125 0.132685 α α = + − ° − ° − = −
This gives two values: 125 97.625 α ° − = °
27.4 α = °
125 97.625 α ° − = − °
223 α = °
Thus for 120 lb: < R
27.4 223 α ° < < ° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 73.

(a) ( ) 950 lb sin50 cos 40
x
F = ° °
557.48 lb =
557 lb =
x
F !
( ) 950 lb cos50 = − °
y
F
610.65 lb = −
611 lb = −
y
F !
( ) 950 lb sin50 sin 40
z
F = ° °
467.78 lb =
468 lb =
z
F !
(b)
557.48 lb
cos
950 lb
θ =
x

or 54.1 θ = °
x
!

610.65 lb
cos
950 lb
θ

=
y

or 130.0 θ = °
y
!

467.78 lb
cos
950 lb
θ =
z

or 60.5 θ = °
z
!

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Chapter 2, Solution 74.

(a) ( ) 810 lb cos 45 sin 25 = − ° °
x
F
242.06 lb = −
242 lb = −
x
F !
( ) 810 lb sin 45 = − °
y
F
572.76 lb = −
573 lb = −
y
F !
( ) 810 lb cos 45 cos 25 = ° °
z
F
519.09 lb =
519 lb =
z
F !
(b)
242.06 lb
cos
810 lb
θ

=
x

or 107.4 θ = °
x
!

572.76 lb
cos
810 lb
θ

=
y

or 135.0 θ = °
y
!

519.09 lb
cos
810 lb
θ =
z

or 50.1 θ = °
z
!

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Chapter 2, Solution 75.

(a) ( ) 900 N cos30 cos 25 = ° °
x
F
706.40 N =
706 N =
x
F !
( ) 900 N sin30 = °
y
F
450.00 N =
450 N =
y
F !
( ) 900 N cos30 sin 25 = − ° °
z
F
329.04 N = −
329 N = −
z
F !
(b)
706.40 N
cos
900 N
θ =
x

or 38.3 θ = °
x
!

450.00 N
cos
900 N
θ =
y

or 60.0 θ = °
y
!

329.40 N
cos
900 N
θ

=
z

or 111.5 θ = °
z
!

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Chapter 2, Solution 76.

(a) ( ) 1900 N sin 20 sin 70
x
F = − ° °
610.65 N = −
611 N
x
F = − !
( ) 1900 N cos 20
y
F = °
1785.42 N =
1785 N
y
F = !
( ) 1900 N sin 20 cos 70
z
F = ° °
222.26 N =
222 N
z
F = !
(b)
610.65 N
cos
1900 N
x
θ

=
or 108.7
x
θ = ° !

1785.42 N
cos
1900 N
y
θ =
or 20.0
y
θ = ° !

222.26 N
cos
1900 N
z
θ =
or 83.3
z
θ = ° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 77.

(a) ( ) 180 lb cos35 sin 20
x
F = ° °
50.430 lb =
50.4 lb
x
F = !
( ) 180 lb sin35
y
F = − °
103.244 lb = −
103.2 lb
y
F = − !
( ) 180 lb cos35 cos 20
z
F = ° °
138.555 lb =
138.6 lb
z
F = !
(b)
50.430 lb
cos
180 lb
x
θ =
or 73.7
x
θ = ° !

103.244 lb
cos
180 lb
y
θ

=
or 125.0
y
θ = ° !

138.555 lb
cos
180 lb
z
θ =
or 39.7
z
θ = ° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 78.

(a) ( ) 180 lb cos30 cos 25
x
F = ° °
141.279 lb =
141.3 lb
x
F = !
( ) 180 lb sin30
y
F = − °
90.000 lb = −
90.0 lb
y
F = − !
( ) 180 lb cos30 sin 25
z
F = ° °
65.880 lb =
65.9 lb
z
F = !
(b)
141.279 lb
cos
180 lb
x
θ =
or 38.3
x
θ = ° !

90.000 lb
cos
180 lb
y
θ

=
or 120.0
y
θ = ° !

65.880 lb
cos
180 lb
z
θ =
or 68.5
z
θ = ° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 79.

(a) ( ) 220 N cos60 cos35
x
F = − ° °
90.107 N = −
90.1 N
x
F = − W
( ) 220 N sin 60
y
F = °
190.526 N =
190.5 N
y
F = W
( ) 220 N cos 60 sin35
z
F = − ° °
63.093 N = −
63.1 N
z
F = − W
(b)
90 107 Ν
cos
220 N
x
θ
− .
=
114.2
x
θ = ° W

190.526 N
cos
220 N
y
θ =
30.0
y
θ = ° W

63.093 N
cos
220 N
z
θ

=
106.7
z
θ = ° W

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Chapter 2, Solution 80.

(a) 180 N
x
F =
With cos60 cos35
x
F F = ° °
180 N = cos60 cos35 F ° °
or 439.38 N F =
439 N F = !
(b)
180 N
cos
439.48 N
x
θ =
65.8
x
θ = ° !
( ) 439.48 N sin 60
y
F = °
380.60 N
y
F =

380.60 N
cos
439.48 N
y
θ =
30.0
y
θ = ° !
( ) 439.48 N cos60 sin35
z
F = − ° °
126.038 N
z
F = −

126.038 N
cos
439.48 N
z
θ

=
106.7
z
θ = ° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 81.

2 2 2
x y z
F F F F = + +
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
65 N 80 N 200 N F = + − + −
225 N F = !

65 N
cos
225 N
x
x
F
F
θ = =
73.2
x
θ = ° !

80 N
cos
225 N
y
y
F
F
θ

= =
110.8
y
θ = ° !

200 N
cos
225 N
z
z
F
F
θ

= =
152.7
z
θ = ° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 82.

2 2 2
x y z
F F F F = + +
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
450 N 600 N 1800 N F = + + −
1950 N F = !

450 N
cos
1950 N
x
x
F
F
θ = =
76.7
x
θ = ° !

600 N
cos
1950 N
y
y
F
F
θ = =
72.1
y
θ = ° !

1800 N
cos
1950 N
z
z
F
F
θ

= =
157.4
z
θ = ° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 83.

(a) We have ( ) ( ) ( )
2
2 2
cos cos cos 1
x y z
θ θ θ + + =

( ) ( ) ( )
2
2 2
cos 1 cos cos
y x z
θ θ θ = − −
Since 0
y
F < we must have cos 0
y
θ <
Thus ( ) ( )
2 2
cos 1 cos 43.2 cos 83.8
y
θ = − − ° − °
cos 0.67597
y
θ = −
132.5
y
θ = ° !
(b) Then:
cos
y
y
F
F
θ
=

50 lb
0.67597
F

=

73.968 lb F =
And cos
x x
F F θ =
( ) 73.968 lb cos 43.2
x
F = °
53.9 lb
x
F = !
cos
z z
F F θ =
( ) 73.968 lb cos83.8
z
F = °
7.99 lb
z
F = !
74.0 lb F = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 84.

(a) We have ( ) ( ) ( )
2
2 2
cos cos cos 1
x y z
θ θ θ + + =
( ) ( ) ( )
2
2 2
or cos 1 cos cos
z x y
θ θ θ = − −
Since 0
z
F < we must have cos 0
z
θ <
Thus ( ) ( )
2 2
cos 1 cos113.2 cos 78.4
z
θ = − − ° − °
cos 0.89687
z
θ = −
153.7
z
θ = ° !
(b) Then:
35 lb
cos 0.89687
z
z
F
F
θ

= =

39.025 lb F =
And cos
x x
F F θ =
( ) 39.025 lb cos113.2
x
F = °
15.37 lb
x
F = − !
cos
y y
F F θ =
( ) 39.025 lb cos78.4
y
F = °
7.85 lb
y
F = !
39.0 lb F = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 85.

(a) We have cos
y y
F F θ =
( ) 250 N cos 72.4
y
F = °
75.592 N
y
F =
75.6 N
y
F = !
Then
2 2 2 2
x y z
F F F F = + +
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
2
250 N 80 N 75.592 N
z
F = + +
224.47 N
z
F =
224 N
z
F = !
(b) cos
x
x
F
F
θ =

80 N
cos
250 N
x
θ =
71.3
x
θ = ° !
cos
z
z
F
F
θ =

224.47 N
cos
250 N
z
θ =
26.1
z
θ = ° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 86.

(a) Have cos
x x
F F θ =
( ) 320 N cos104.5
x
F = °
80.122 N
x
F = −
80.1 N
x
F = − !
Then:
2 2 2 2
x y z
F F F F = + +
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
2
320 N 80.122 N 120 N
y
F = − + + −
285.62 N
y
F =
286 N
y
F = !
(b) cos
y
y
F
F
θ =

285.62 N
cos
320 N
y
θ =
26.8
y
θ = ° !
cos
z
z
F
F
θ =

120 N
cos
320 N
z
θ

=
112.0
z
θ = ° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 87.

( ) ( ) ( ) 36 in. 42 in. 36 in. DB = − − i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
36 in. 42 in. 36 in. 66 in. DB = + − + − =

DB DB DB DB
DB
T T
DB
λ = = T
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
55 lb
36 in. 42 in. 36 in.
66 in.
DB
  = − −
 
T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 30 lb 35 lb 30 lb = − − i j k
∴ ( ) 30.0 lb
DB
x
T = !
( ) 35.0 lb
DB
y
T = − !
( ) 30.0 lb
DB
z
T = − !

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Chapter 2, Solution 88.

( ) ( ) ( ) 36 in. 45 in. 48 in. EB = − + i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
36 in. 45 in. 48 in. 75 in. EB = + − + =

EB EB EB EB
EB
T T
EB
λ = = T
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
60 lb
36 in. 45 in. 48 in.
75 in.
EB
  = − +
 
T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 28.8 lb 36 lb 38.4 lb = − + i j k
∴ ( ) 28.8 lb
EB
x
T = !
( ) 36.0 lb
EB
y
T = − !
( ) 38.4 lb
EB
z
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 89.

( ) ( ) ( ) 4 m 20 m 5 m BA = + − i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
4 m 20 m 5 m 21 m BA = + + − =
( ) ( ) ( )
2100 N
4 m 20 m 5 m
21 m
BA
BA
F F
BA
  = = = + −
 
F i j k
!!!"
λ
( ) ( ) ( ) 400 N 2000 N 500 N = + − F i j k
400 N, 2000 N, 500 N
x y z
F F F = + = + = − !
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Chapter 2, Solution 90.

( ) ( ) ( ) 4 m 20 m 14.8 m DA = + + i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
4 m 20 m 14.8 m 25.2 m DA = + + =
( ) ( ) ( )
1260 N
4 m 20 m 14.8 m
25.2 m
DA
DA
F F
DA
  = = = + +
 
F i j k
!!!"
λ
( ) ( ) ( ) 200 N 1000 N 740 N = + + F i j k
200 N, 1000 N, 740 N
x y z
F F F = + = + = + !

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Chapter 2, Solution 91.

( ) ( ) ( ) 1 m 1.85 m 0.8 m BG = − + − i j k
uuuv

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
1 m 1.85 m 0.8 m BG = − + + −
2.25 m BG =

BG BG BG BG
BG
T T
BG
λ = = T
uuuv

( ) ( ) ( )
450 N
1 m 1.85 m 0.8 m
2.25 m
BG
  = − + −
 
T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 200 N 370 N 160 N = − + − i j k
( )
200 N
BG
x
T ∴ = −
( )
370 N
BG
y
T =
( )
160.0 N
BG
z
T = −

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Chapter 2, Solution 92.

( ) ( ) ( ) 0.75 m 1.5 m 1.5 m BH = + − i j k
uuuuv

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
0.75 m 1.5 m 1.5 m BH = + + −
2.25 m =

BH BH BH BH
BH
T T
BH
λ = = T
uuuuv

( ) ( ) ( )
600 N
0.75 m 1.5 m 1.5 m
2.25 m
BH
  = + −
 
T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 200 N 400 N 400 N = + − i j k
( ) 200 N
BH
x
T ∴ =
( ) 400 N
BH
y
T =
( ) 400 N
BH
z
T = −
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Chapter 2, Solution 93.

( )[ ]
4 kips cos30 sin 20 sin30 cos30 cos 20 = ° ° − ° + ° ° P i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 1.18479 kips 2 kips 3.2552 kips = − + i j k
( )[ ]
8 kips cos 45 sin15 sin 45 cos 45 cos15 = − ° ° + ° − ° ° Q i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 1.46410 kips 5.6569 kips 5.4641 kips = − + − i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 0.27931 kip 3.6569 kips 2.2089 kips = + = − + − R P Q i j k
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
0.27931 kip 3.6569 kips 2.2089 kips R = − + + −
4.2814 kips R = or 4.28 kips R =
0.27931 kip
cos 0.065238
4.2814 kips
x
x
R
R
θ

= = = −

3.6569 kips
cos 0.85414
4.2814 kips
y
y
R
R
θ = = =

2.2089 kips
cos 0.51593
4.2814 kips
z
z
R
R
θ

= = = −
or 93.7
x
θ = °
31.3
y
θ = °
121.1
z
θ = °
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Chapter 2, Solution 94.

( )[ ]
6 kips cos30 sin 20 sin30 cos30 cos 20 = ° ° − ° + ° ° P i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 1.77719 kips 3 kips 4.8828 kips = − + i j k
( )[ ]
7 kips cos 45 sin15 sin 45 cos 45 cos15 = − ° ° + ° − ° ° Q i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 1.28109 kips 4.94975 kips 4.7811 kips = − + − i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 0.49610 kip 1.94975 kips 0.101700 kip = + = + + R P Q i j k
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
0.49610 kip 1.94975 kips 0.101700 kip R = + +
2.0144 kips R = or 2.01 kips R =
0.49610 kip
cos 0.24628
2.0144 kips
x
x
R
R
θ = = =

1.94975 kips
cos 0.967906
2.0144 kips
y
y
R
R
θ = = =

0.101700 kip
cos 0.050486
2.0144 kips
z
z
R
R
θ = = =
or 75.7
x
θ = °
14.56
y
θ = °
87.1
z
θ = °
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Chapter 2, Solution 95.

( ) ( ) ( ) 600 mm 360 mm 270 mm AB = − + + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
600 mm 360 mm 270 mm AB = − + +
750 mm AB =
( ) ( ) ( ) 600 mm 320 mm 510 mm AC = − + − i j k
uuuv

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
600 mm 320 mm 510 mm AC = − + + −
850 mm AC =
( ) ( ) ( )
510 N
600 mm 360 mm 270 mm
750 mm
AB AB
AB
T
AB
  = = − + +
 
T i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( ) 408 N 244.8 N 183.6 N
AB
= − + + T i j k
( ) ( ) ( )
765 N
600 mm 320 mm 510 mm
850 mm
AC AC
AC
T
AC
  = = − + −
 
T i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( ) 540 N 288 N 459 N
AC
= − + − T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 948 N 532.8 N 275.4 N
AB AC
= + = − + − R T T i j k
Then 1121.80 N R = 1122 N R =
and
948 N
cos
1121.80 N
x
θ

= 147.7
x
θ = °

532.8 N
cos
1121.80 N
y
θ = 61.6
y
θ = °

275.4 N
cos
1121.80 N
z
θ

= 104.2
z
θ = °
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Chapter 2, Solution 96.

( ) ( ) ( ) 600 mm 360 mm 270 mm AB = − + + i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
600 mm 360 mm 270 mm 750 mm AB = − + + =
750 mm AB =
( ) ( ) ( ) 600 mm 320 mm 510 mm AC = − + − i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
600 mm 320 mm 510 mm 850 mm AC = − + + − =
850 mm AC =
( ) ( ) ( )
765 N
600 mm 360 mm 270 mm
750 mm
AB AB
AB
T
AB
  = = − + +
 
T i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( ) 612 N 367.2 N 275.4 N
AB
= − + + T i j k
( ) ( ) ( )
510 N
600 mm 320 mm 510 mm
850 mm
AC AC
AC
T
AC
  = = − + −
 
T i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( ) 360 N 192 N 306 N
AC
= − + − T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 972 N 559.2 N 30.6 N
AB AC
= + = − + − R T T i j k
Then 1121.80 N = R 1122 N R = !

972 N
cos
1121.80 N
x
θ

= 150.1
x
θ = ° !

559.2 N
cos
1121.80 N
y
θ = 60.1
y
θ = ° !

30.6 N
cos
1121.80 N
z
θ

= 91.6
z
θ = ° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 97.

Have ( ) ( ) 760 lb sin50 cos 40 cos50 sin50 sin 40
AB
= ° ° − ° + ° ° T i j k
( ) cos 45 sin 25 sin 45 cos 45 cos 25
AC AC
T = − ° ° − ° + ° ° T i j k
(a) ( ) 0
A AB AC A
x
R = + = R T T
( ) 0:
A x
x
R F ∴ = Σ =
( ) 760 lb sin50 cos 40 cos 45 sin 25 0
AC
T ° ° − ° ° =
or 1492.41 lb
AC
T =
1492 lb
AC
T ∴ =
(b) ( ) ( ) ( ) 760 lb cos50 1492.41 lb sin 45
A y
y
R F = Σ = − ° − °
( ) 1543.81 lb
A
y
R = −
( ) ( ) ( ) 760 lb sin50 sin 40 1492.41 lb cos 45 cos 25
A z
z
R F = Σ = ° ° + ° °
( ) 1330.65 lb
A
z
R =
( ) ( ) 1543.81 lb 1330.65 lb
A
∴ = − + R j k
Then 2038.1 lb
A
R = 2040 lb
A
R =

0
cos
2038.1 lb
x
θ = 90.0
x
θ = °

1543.81 lb
cos
2038.1 lb
y
θ

= 139.2
y
θ = °

1330.65 lb
cos
2038.1 lb
z
θ = 49.2
z
θ = °

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Chapter 2, Solution 98.

Have ( ) sin50 cos 40 cos50 sin50 sin 40
AB AB
T = ° ° − ° + ° ° T i j k
( ) ( ) 980 lb cos 45 sin 25 sin 45 cos 45 cos 25
AC
= − ° ° − ° + ° ° T i j k
(a) ( ) 0
A AB AC A
x
R = + = R T T
( ) 0:
A x
x
R F ∴ = Σ =
( ) sin50 cos 40 980 lb cos 45 sin 25 0
AB
T ° ° − ° ° =
or 499.06 lb
AB
T =
499 lb
AB
T ∴ =
(b) ( ) ( ) ( ) 499.06 lb cos50 980 lb sin 45
A y
y
R F = Σ = − ° − °
( ) 1013.75 lb
A
y
R = −
( ) ( ) ( ) 499.06 lb sin50 sin 40 980 lb cos 45 cos 25
A z
z
R F = Σ = ° ° + ° °
( ) 873.78 lb
A
z
R =
( ) ( ) 1013.75 lb 873.78 lb
A
∴ = − + R j k
Then 1338.35 lb
A
R = 1338 lb
A
R =
and
0
cos
1338.35 lb
x
θ = 90.0
x
θ = °

1013.75 lb
cos
1338.35 lb
y
θ

= 139.2
y
θ = °

873.78 lb
cos
1338.35 lb
z
θ = 49.2
z
θ = °

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Chapter 2, Solution 99.

Cable AB: ( ) ( ) ( ) 600 mm 360 mm 270 mm AB = − + + i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
600 mm 360 mm 270 mm 750 mm AB = − + + =
( ) ( ) ( )
600 N
600 mm 360 mm 270 mm
750 mm
AB AB
AB
T
AB
  = = − + +
 
T i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( ) 480 N 288 N 216 N
AB
= − + + T i j k
Cable AC: ( ) ( ) ( ) 600 mm 320 mm 510 mm AC = − + − i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
600 mm 320 mm 510 mm 850 mm AC = − + + − =
( ) ( ) ( ) 600 mm 320 mm 510 mm
850 mm
AC
AC AC
AC T
T
AC
  = = − + −
 
T i j k
!!!"

60 32 51
85 85 85
AC AC AC AC
T T T = − + − T i j k
j
P
(a) ( ) ( )
51
0: 216 N 0
85
A z AC
z
R F T = Σ = − = or 360 N
AC
T = !
(b) ( ) ( )
32
0: 288 N 0
85
A y AC
y
R F T P = Σ = + − = or = 424 N P !

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Chapter 2, Solution 100.

Cable AB: ( ) ( ) ( ) 4 m 20 m 5 m AB = − − + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
4 m 20 m 5 m 21 m AB = − + − + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 4 m 20 m 5 m
21 m
AB
AB AB
AB T
T
AB
  = = − − +
 
T i j k
uuur

Cable AC: ( ) ( ) ( ) 12 m 20 m 3.6 m AC = − + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
12 m 20 m 3.6 m 23.6 m AC = + − + =
( ) ( ) ( )
1770 N
12 m 20 m 3.6 m
23.6 m
AC AC
AC
T
AC
  = = − +
 
T i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( ) 900 N 1500 N 270 N = − + i j k
Cable AD: ( ) ( ) ( ) 4 m 20 m 14.8 m AD = − − + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
4 m 20 m 14.8 m 25.2 m AD = − + − + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 4 m 20 m 14.8 m
25.2 m
T
  = = − − +
 
T i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( ) 10 m 50 m 37 m
63 m
T
  = − − −
 
i j k
Now...
and ; 0
R R R = + + = = =
j
R T T T R

4 10
0: 900 0
21 63
F T T Σ = − + − = (1)

5 37
0: 270 0
21 63
F T T Σ = + − = (2)
Solving equations (1) and (2) simultaneously yields:
1.775 kN
T = !
3.25 kN
AB
T = !
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Chapter 2, Solution 101.

( ) ( )
2 2
450 mm 600 mm 750 mm
AB
d = − + =
( ) ( )
2 2
600 mm 320 mm 680 mm
AC
d = + − =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
500 mm 600 mm 360 mm 860 mm
d = + + =
( ) ( ) 450 mm 600 mm
750 mm
AB
AB
T
= − +

T i j
( ) 0.6 0.8
AB AB
T = − + T i j
( ) ( ) 600 mm 320 mm
680 mm
AC
AC
T
= −

T j k

15 8
17 17
AC AC
T
| |
= −
|
\ .
T j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 500 mm 600 mm 360 mm
860 mm
T
= + +

T i j k

25 30 18
43 43 43
T
| |
= + +
|
\ .
T i j k
W = − W j
At point A: 0: 0
F Σ = + + + = T T T W
i component:
25
0.6 0
43
T T − + =

5 25
or
3 43
T T
| | | |
=
| |
\ . \ .
(1)
k component:
18 18
0
17 43
T T − + =

17 18
or
8 43
T T
| | | |
=
| |
\ . \ .
(2)
j component:
15 30
0.8 0
17 43
T T T W + + − =

15 17 18 30
0.8 0
17 8 43 43
T T T W
| |
+ ⋅ + − =
|
\ .

255
0.8 0
172
T T W + − = (3)
From Equation (1):

5 25
6 kN =
3 43
T
| | | |
| |
\ . \ .

or 6.1920 kN
T =
From Equation (3):
( ) ( )
255
0.8 6 kN 6.1920 kN 0
172
W + − =
13.98 kN W ∴ = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 102.

See Problem 2.101 for the figure and the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1), (2), and (3)
below.

5 25
3 43
T T
   
=
   
   
(1)

17 18
8 43
T T
   
=
   
   
(2)

255
0.8 0
172
T T W + − = (3)
From Equation (1)
( )
5 25
4.3 kN
3 43
AB
T
   
=
   
   

or 4.1667 kN
AB
T =
From Equation (3)
( ) ( )
255
0.8 4.1667 kN 4.3 kN 0
172
W + − =
9.71 kN W ∴ = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 103.

( ) ( ) 4.20 m 5.60 m AB = − − i j
uuur

( ) ( )
2 2
4.20 m 5.60 m 7.00 m AB = − + − =
( ) ( ) ( ) 2.40 m 5.60 m 4.20 m AC = − + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
2.40 m 5.60 m 4.20 m = 7.40 m AC = + − +
( ) ( ) 5.60 m 3.30 m AD = − j k
uuur
− −− −
( ) ( )
2 2
5.60 m 3.30 m 6.50 m AD = − + − =
( ) 4.20 5.60
7.00 m
AB
AB AB AB AB
AB T
T T
AB
λ = = = − − T i j
uuur

3 4
5 5
AB AB
T
 
= − −
 
 
T i j
( ) 2.40 5.60 4.20
7.40 m
AC
AC AC AC AC
AC T
T T +
AC
λ = = = − T i j k
uuur

12 28 21
+
37 37 37
AC AC
T
 
= −
 
 
T i j k
( ) 5.60 3.30
6.50 m
T T
λ = = = − − T j k
uuur

56 33
65 65
T
 
= − −
 
 
T j k
P = P j
For equilibrium at point A: 0 Σ = F
0
+ + + = T T T P
i component:
3 12
0
5 37
AB AC
T T − + =

20
or
37
AB AC
T T = (1)

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j component:
4 28 56
0
5 37 65
T T T P − − − + =

4 28 56 65 7
0
5 37 65 11 37
AB AC AC
T T T P
 
− − − ⋅ + =
 
 

4 700
0
5 407
AB AC
T T P − − + = (2)
k component:
21 33
0
37 65
T T − =

65 7
or
11 37
T T
   
=
   
   
(3)
From Equation (1):

20
259 N =
37
AC
T
 
 
 

or 479.15 N
AC
T =
From Equation (2): ( ) ( )
4 700
259 N 479.15 N 0
5 407
P − − + =
1031 N ∴ = P ! !! !
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Chapter 2, Solution 104.

See Problem 2.103 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1), (2), and (3)

20
37
AB AC
T T = (1)

4 700
0
5 407
AB AC
T T P − − + = (2)

65 7
11 37
T T
  
=
  
  
(3)
Substituting for 444 N
AC
T = into Equation (1)
Gives ( )
20
444 N
37
AB
T =
or 240 N
AB
T =
And from Equation (3)
( ) ( )
4 700
240 N 444 N 0
5 407
P − − + =
956 N ∴ = P

!

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Chapter 2, Solution 105.

( ) ( )
2 2
11 in. 9.6 in. 14.6 in.
BA
d = − + =
( ) ( )
2 2
9.6 in. 7.2 in. 12.0 in.
CA
d = + − =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
9.6 in. 9.6 in. 4.8 in. 14.4 in.
DA
d = + + =
( ) ( ) 11 in. 9.6 in.
14.6 in.
BA
BA BA BA
F
F λ = = − +

F i j

11 9.6
14.6 14.6
BA
F

| | | |
= − +
| |
\ . \ .
i j
( ) ( ) 9.6 in. 7.2 in.
12.0 in.
CA
CA CA CA
F
F λ = = −

F j k

4 3
5 5
CA
F

| | | |
= −
| |
\ . \ .
j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 9.6 in. 9.6 in. 4.8 in.
14.4 in.
DA
DA DA DA
F
F λ = = + +

F i j k

2 2 1
3 3 3
DA
F

| | | | | |
= + +
| | |
\ . \ . \ .
i j k
P = − P j
At point A: 0: Σ = F 0
BA CA DA
+ + + = F F F P
i component:
11 2
0
14.6 3
BA DA
F F
| | | |
− + =
| |
\ . \ .
(1)
j component:
9.6 4 2
0
14.6 5 3
BA CA DA
F F F P
| | | | | |
+ + − =
| | |
\ . \ . \ .
(2)
k component:
3 1
0
5 3
CA DA
F F
| | | |
− + =
| |
\ . \ .
(3)
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From Equation (1)
14.6 2
11 3
BA DA
F F
| || |
=
| |
\ .\ .

14.6 2
29.2 lb =
11 3
DA
F
| || |
| |
\ .\ .

or 33 lb
DA
F =
Solving Eqn. (3) for
CA
F gives:
5
9
CA DA
F F
| |
=
|
\ .

( )
5
33 lb
9
CA
F
| |
=
|
\ .

Substituting into Eqn. (2) for
,
, and
BA DA CA
F F F in terms of
DA
F gives:
( ) ( ) ( )
9.6 4 5 2
29.2 lb 33 lb 33 lb 0
14.6 5 9 3
P
| | | || | | |
+ + − =
| | | |
\ . \ .\ . \ .

55.9 lb P = "

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Chapter 2, Solution 106.

See Problem 2.105 for the figure and the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1), (2), and
(3) below.

11 2
0
14.6 3
BA DA
F F
   
− + =
   
   
(1)

9.6 4 2
0
14.6 5 3
BA CA DA
F F F P
     
+ + − =
     
     
(2)

3 1
0
5 3
CA DA
F F
   
− + =
   
   
(3)
From Equation (1):
14.6 2
11 3
BA DA
F F
  
=
  
  

From Equation (3):
5
9
CA DA
F F
 
=
 
 

Substituting into Equation (2) for and
BA CA
F F gives:

9.6 14.6 2 4 5 2
0
14.6 11 3 5 9 3
DA DA DA
F F F P
        
+ + − =
        
        

838
or
495
DA
F P
 
=
 
 

Since 45 lb P =
838
45 lb
495
DA
F
 
=
 
 

or 26.581 lb
DA
F =
( )
14.6 2
and 26.581 lb
11 3
BA
F
  
=
  
  

or 23.5 lb
BA
F =
( )
5
and 26.581 lb
9
CA
F
 
=
 
 

or 14.77 lb
CA
F =
and 26.6 lb
DA
F =

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Chapter 2, Solution 107.

The force in each cable can be written as the product of the magnitude of
the force and the unit vector along the cable. That is, with
( ) ( ) ( ) 18 m 30 m 5.4 m AC = − + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
18 m 30 m 5.4 m 35.4 m AC = + − + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 18 m 30 m 5.4 m
35.4 m
AC
AC AC AC
AC T
T T
AC
  = = = − +
 
T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.50847 0.84746 0.152542
AC AC
T = − + T i j k
and
( ) ( ) ( ) 6 m 30 m 7.5 m AB = − − + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
6 m 30 m 7.5 m 31.5 m AB = − + − + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 6 m 30 m 7.5 m
31.5 m
AB
AB AB AB
AB T
T T
AB
  = = = − − +
 
T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.190476 0.95238 0.23810
AB AB
T = − − + T i j k
Finally ( ) ( ) ( ) 6 m 30 m 22.2 m AD = − − − i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
6 m 30 m 22.2 m 37.8 m AD = − + − + − =
( ) ( ) ( ) 6 m 30 m 22.2 m
37.8 m
T T
  = = = − − −
 
T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.158730 0.79365 0.58730
T = − − − T i j k
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With , at : P A = P j

0: 0
P Σ = + + + = F T T T j
Equating the factors of i, j, and k to zero, we obtain the linear algebraic
equations:
: 0.190476 0.50847 0.158730 0
T T T − + − = i (1)
: 0.95238 0.84746 0.79365 0
T T T P − − − + = j (2)
: 0.23810 0.152542 0.58730 0
T T T + − = k (3)
In Equations (1), (2) and (3), set 3.6 kN,
AB
T = and, using conventional
methods for solving Linear Algebraic Equations (MATLAB or Maple,
for example), we obtain:
1.963 kN
AC
T =
1.969 kN
T =
6.66 kN = P "

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Chapter 2, Solution 108.

Based on the results of Problem 2.107, particularly Equations (1), (2) and (3), we substitute 2.6 kN
AC
T = and
solve the three resulting linear equations using conventional tools for solving Linear Algebraic Equations
(MATLAB or Maple, for example), to obtain
4.77 kN
AB
T =
2.61 kN
T =

8.81 kN = P !

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Chapter 2, Solution 109.

( ) ( ) ( ) 6.5 ft 8 ft 2 ft AB = − − + i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
6.5 ft 8 ft 2 ft 10.5 ft AB = − + − + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 6.5 ft 8 ft 2 ft
10.5 ft
AB
AB
T
  = − − +
 
T i j k
( ) 0.61905 0.76190 0.190476
AB
T = − − + i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 1 ft 8 ft 4 ft AC = − + i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
1 ft 8 ft 4 ft 9 ft AC = + − + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 1 ft 8 ft 4 ft
9 ft
AC
AC
T
  = − +
 
T i j k
( ) 0.111111 0.88889 0.44444 = − +
AC
T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 1.75 ft 8 ft 1 ft AD = − − i j k
!!!"

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
1.75 ft 8 ft 1 ft 8.25 ft AD = + − + − =
( ) ( ) ( ) 1.75 ft 8 ft 1 ft
8.25 ft
T
  = − −
 
T i j k
( ) 0.21212 0.96970 0.121212
T = − − i j k
At A 0 Σ = F
0: 0.61905 0.111111 0.21212 0
F T T T Σ = − + + = (1)
0: 0.76190 0.88889 0.96970 0
F T T T W Σ = − − − + = (2)
0: 0.190476 0.44444 0.121212 0
F T T T Σ = + − = (3)
Substituting for 320 lb W = and Solving Equations (1), (2), (3) simultaneously yields:
86.2 lb
AB
T = !
27.7 lb
AC
T = !
237 lb
T = !
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Chapter 2, Solution 110.

See Problem 2.109 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1), (2), and (3) shown below.
0.61905 0.111111 0.21212 0
T T T − + + = (1)
0.76190 0.88889 0.96970 0
T T T W − − − + = (2)
0.190476 0.44444 0.121212 0
T T T + − = (3)

Now substituting for 220 lb
T = Gives:
0.61905 0.111111 46.662 0
AB AC
T T − + + = (4)
0.76190 0.88889 213.33 0
AB AC
T T W − − − + = (5)
0.190476 0.44444 26.666 0
AB AC
T T + − = (6)
Solving Equations (4) and (6) simultaneously gives
79.992 lb
AB
T = and 25.716 lb
AC
T =
Substituting into Equation (5) yields
297 lb W =

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Chapter 2, Solution 111.

Note that because the line of action of each of the cords passes through the vertex A of the cone, the cords all
have the same length, and the unit vectors lying along the cords are parallel to the unit vectors lying along the
generators of the cone.
Thus, for example, the unit vector along BE is identical to the unit vector along the generator AB.
Hence:
cos 45 8 sin 45
65
AB BE
° + − °
= =
i j k
λ λλ λ λ λλ λ
It follows that:
cos 45 8 sin 45
65
BE BE BE BE
T T
° + − °  
= =
 
 
i j k
T λ λλ λ

cos30 8 sin30
65
CF CF CF CF
T T
° + + °  
= =
 
 
i j k
T λ λλ λ

cos15 8 sin15
65
DG DG DG DG
T T
− ° + − °  
= =
 
 
i j k
T λ λλ λ
At A: 0: 0
BE CF DG
Σ = + + + + = F T T T W P
Then, isolating the factors of i, j, and k, we obtain three algebraic equations:
: cos 45 cos30 cos15 0
65 65 65
BE CF DG
T T T
P ° + ° − ° + = i
or cos 45 cos30 cos15 65 0
BE CF DG
T T T P ° + ° − ° + = (1)

8 8 8
: 0
65 65 65
BE CF DG
T T T W + + − = j
or
65
0
8
BE CF DG
T T T W + + − = (2)
: sin 45 sin30 sin15 0
65 65 65
BE CF DG
T T T
− ° + ° − ° = k
or sin 45 sin30 sin15 0
BE CF DG
T T T − ° + ° − ° = (3)
With 0 P = and the tension in cord 0.2 lb: BE =
Solving the resulting Equations (1), (2), and (3) using conventional methods in Linear Algebra (elimination,
matrix methods or iteration – with MATLAB or Maple, for example), we obtain:
0.669 lb
CF
T =
0.746 lb
DG
T =
1.603 lb W =

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Chapter 2, Solution 112.

See Problem 2.111 for the Figure and the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1), (2), and (3)
below:

: cos 45 cos30 cos15 65 0
BE CF DG
T T T P ° + ° − ° + = i (1)

65
: 0
8
BE CF DG
T T T W + + − = j (2)
: sin 45 sin30 sin15 0
BE CF DG
T T T − ° + ° − ° = k (3)
With 1.6 lb W = , the range of values of P for which the cord CF is taut can found by solving Equations (1),
(2), and (3) for the tension
CF
T as a function of P and requiring it to be positive ( 0). >
Solving (1), (2), and (3) with unknown P, using conventional methods in Linear Algebra (elimination, matrix
methods or iteration – with MATLAB or Maple, for example), we obtain:
( ) 1.729 0.668 lb
CF
T P = − +
Hence, for 0
CF
T > 1.729 0.668 0 P − + >
or 0.386 lb P <
0.386 lb P φ ∴ ≤ < !

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Chapter 2, Solution 113.

( ) ( )
2 2
400 mm 600 mm 721.11 mm
DA
d = + − =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
200 mm 600 mm 150 mm 650 mm
DB
d = − + − + =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
200 mm 600 mm 150 mm 650 mm
DC
d = − + − + − =

DA DA DA
T λ = T
( ) ( ) 400 mm 600 mm
721.11 mm
DA
T
= −

i j
( ) 0.55470 0.83205
DA
T = − i j

DB DB DB
T λ = T
( ) ( ) ( ) 200 mm 600 mm 150 mm
650 mm
DB
T
+ = − −

i j k

4 12 3
+
13 13 13
DB
T
| |
= − −
|
\ .
i j k

DC DC DC
T λ = T
( ) ( ) ( ) 200 mm 600 mm 150 mm
650 mm
DC
DC
T
− = − −

T i j k

4 12 3
13 13 13
DC
T
| |
= − − −
|
\ .
i j k
W = W j
At point D = 0: 0
DA DB DC
= Σ + + + F T T T W
i component:
4 4
0.55470 0
13 13
DA DB DC
T T T − − = (1)
j component:
12 12
0.83205 0
13 13
DA DB DC
T T T W − − − + = (2)
k component:
3 3
0
13 13
DB DC
T T − = (3)
Setting ( )
( )
2
16 kg 9.81 m/s 156.96 N W = =
And Solving Equations (1), (2), and (3) simultaneously:
62.9 N
DA
T = !
56.7 N
DB
T = !
56.7 N
DC
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 114.

( ) ( )
2 2
400 mm 600 mm 721.11 mm
DA
d = + − =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
200 mm 600 mm 200 mm 663.32 mm
DB
d = − + − + =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
200 mm 600 mm 200 mm 663.32 mm
DC
d = − + − + − =

DA DA DA
T λ = T
( ) ( ) 400 mm 600 mm
721.11 mm
DA
T
  = −
 
i j
( ) 0.55470 0.83205
DA
T = − i j

DB DB DB
T λ = T
( ) ( ) ( ) 200 mm 600 mm 200 mm
663.32 mm
DB
T
+   = − −
 
i j k
( ) 0.30151 0.90454 + 0.30151
DB
T = − − i j k

DC DC DC
T λ = T
( ) ( ) ( ) 200 mm 600 mm 200 mm
663.32 mm
DC
T
−   = − −
 
i j k
( ) 0.30151 0.90454 0.30151
DC
T = − − − i j k
At point D = 0: 0
DA DB DC
= Σ + + + F T T T W
i component: 0.55470 0.30151 0.30151 0
DA DB DC
T T T − − = (1)
j component: 0.83205 0.90454 0.90454 0
DA DB DC
T T T W − − − + = (2)
k component: 0.30151 0.30151 0
DB DC
T T − = (3)
Setting ( )
( )
2
16 kg 9.81 m/s 156.96 N W = =
And Solving Equations (1), (2), and (3) simultaneously:
62.9 N
DA
T = !
57.8 N
DB
T = !
57.8 N
DC
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 115.

From the solutions of 2.107 and 2.108:
0.5409
AB
T P =
0.295
AC
T P =
0.2959
T P =
Using 8 kN: P =
4.33 kN
AB
T = !
2.36 kN
AC
T = !
2.37 kN
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 116.

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
6 m 6 m 3 m 9 m
BA
d = + + =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
10.5 m 6 m 8 m 14.5 mm
AC
d = − + − + − =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
6 m 6 m 7 m 11 mm
d = − + − + =
( ) ( )
2 2
6 m 4.5 m 7.5 m
AE
d = + − =

BA BA BA
F λ = F ( ) ( ) ( ) 6 m 6 m 3 m
9 m
BA
F
  = + +
 
i j k

2 2 1
3 3 3
BA
F
 
= + +
 
 
i j k

AC AC AC
T λ = T ( ) ( ) ( ) 10.5 m 6 m 8 m
14.5 m
AC
T
  = − − −
 
i j k

21 12 16
29 29 29
AC
T
 
= − − −
 
 
i j k

T λ = T ( ) ( ) ( ) 6 m 6 m 7 m
11 m
T
  = − − +
 
i j k

6 6 7
11 11 11
T
 
= − − +
 
 
i j k

AE AE AE
W λ = W ( ) ( ) 6 m 4.5 m
7.5 m
W
  = −
 
i j
( ) 0.8 0.6 W = − i j

O
W = − W j
At point A: = 0: 0
= Σ + + + + F F T T W W
i component:
2 21 6
0.8 0
3 29 11
F T T W − − + = (1)

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j component:
2 12 6
1.6 0
3 29 11
F T T W − − − = (2)
k component:
1 16 7
0
3 29 11
F T T − + = (3)
Setting ( )
( )
2
20 kg 9.81 m/s 196.2 N W = =
And Solving Equations (1), (2), and (3) simultaneously:
1742 N
BA
F =
1517 N
AC
T =
403 N
T =

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Chapter 2, Solution 117.

= 0:
x
F Σ
( )( ) ( )( ) ( )( ) sin30 sin50 sin30 cos 40 sin30 cos60 0
T T T − ° ° + ° ° + ° ° =
Dividing through by sin30° and evaluating:
0.76604 0.76604 0.5 0
T T T − + + = (1)
= 0:
y
F Σ
( ) ( ) ( ) cos30 cos30 cos30 62 lb 0
T T T − ° − ° − ° + =
or 71.591 lb
T T T = + + (2)
= 0:
z
F Σ
sin30 cos50 sin30 sin 40 sin30 sin60 0
T T T ° ° + ° ° − ° ° =
or 0.64279 0.64279 0.86603 0
T T T + − = (3)
Solving Equations (1), (2), and (3) simultaneously:
30.5 lb
T = !
10.59 lb
BD
T = !
30.5 lb
CD
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 118.

From the solutions to Problems 2.111 and 2.112, have
0.2 65
BE CF DG
T T T + + = (2 ) ′
sin 45 sin30 sin15 0
BE CF DG
T T T − ° + ° − ° = (3)
cos 45 cos30 cos15 65 0
BE CF DG
T T T P ° + ° − ° − = (1 ) ′
Applying the method of elimination to obtain a desired result:
Multiplying (2 ) ′ by sin 45° and adding the result to (3):
( ) ( ) sin 45 sin30 sin 45 sin15 0.2 65 sin 45
CF DG
T T ° + ° + ° − ° = °
or 0.94455 0.37137
CF DG
T T = −
Multiplying (2 ) ′ by sin30° and subtracting (3) from the result:
( ) ( ) sin30 sin 45 sin30 sin15 0.2 65 sin30
BE DG
T T ° + ° + ° + ° = °
or 0.66790 0.62863
BE DG
T T = − (5)
Substituting (4) and (5) into (1) ′ :
1.29028 1.73205 65 0
DG
T P − − =

DG
T ∴ is taut for
1.29028
lb
65
P <
or 0.1600 0 lb P ≤ ≤ !

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Chapter 2, Solution 119.

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
30 ft 24 ft 32 ft 50 ft
AB
d = − + + =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
30 ft 20 ft 12 ft 38 ft
AC
d = − + + − =
( ) ( ) ( ) 30 ft 24 ft 32 ft
50 ft
AB
AB AB AB
T
T λ   = = − + +
 
T i j k
( ) 0.6 0.48 0.64
AB
T = − + + i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 30 ft 20 ft 12 ft
38 ft
AC
AC AC AC
T
T λ   = = − + −
 
T i j k

30 20 12
38 38 38
AC
T
 
= − + −
 
 
i j k

16 30
N N
34 34
= + N i j
( ) 175 lb = − W j
At point A: = 0: 0
AB AC
= Σ + + + F T T N W
i component:
30 16
0.6 N 0
38 34
AB AC
T T − − + = (1)
j component:
20 30
0.48 N 175 lb 0
38 34
AB AC
T T + + − = (2)
k component:
12
0.64 0
38
AB AC
T T − = (3)
Solving Equations (1), (2), and (3) simultaneously:
30.9 lb
AB
T =
62.5 lb
AC
T =

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Chapter 2, Solution 120.

Refer to the solution of problem 2.119 and the resulting linear algebraic Equations (1), (2), (3). Include force
( ) 45 lb = − P k with other forces of Problem 2.119.
Now at point A: = 0: 0
AB AC
= Σ + + + + F T T N W P
i component:
30 16
0.6 N 0
38 34
AB AC
T T − − + = (1)
j component:
20 30
0.48 N 175 lb 0
38 34
AB AC
T T + + − = (2)
k component:
12
0.64 45 lb 0
38
AB AC
T T − − = (3)
Solving (1), (2), and (3) simultaneously:
81.3 lb
AB
T =
22.2 lb
AC
T =

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Chapter 2, Solution 121.

Note: BE shares the same unit vector as AB.
Thus:

( ) ( ) ( ) 25 mm cos 45 200 mm 25 mm sin 45
201.56 mm
BE AB
λ λ
° + − °
= =
i j k

( ) ( ) ( ) 25 mm cos 45 + 200 mm 25 mm sin 45
201.56 mm
BE
BE BE BE
T
T λ   = = ° − °
 
T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 25 mm cos30 + 200 mm 25 mm sin30
201.56 mm
CF
CF CF CF
T
T λ   = = ° + °
 
T i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 25 mm cos15 + 200 mm 25 mm sin15
201.56 mm
DG
DG DG DG
T
T λ   = = − ° − °
 
T i j k
= ; W − W j P = P k
At point A: = 0: + + + + = 0
BE CE DG
ΣF T T T W P
i component: 0.087704 0.107415 0.119806 0
BE CF DG
T T T + − = (1)
j component: 0.99226 0.99226 0.99226 0
BE CF DG
T T T W + + − = (2)
k component: 0.087704 0.062016 0.032102 0
BE CF DG
T T T P − + − + = (3)
Setting W = 10.5 N and P = 0, and solving (1), (2), (3) simultaneously:
1.310 N
BE
T = !
4.38 N
CF
T = !
4.89 N
DG
T = !
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Chapter 2, Solution 122.

See Problem 2.121 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1), (2), and (3) below:
i component: 0.087704 0.107415 0.119806 0
BE CF DG
T T T + − = (1)
j component: 0.99226 0.99226 0.99226 0
BE CF DG
T T T W + + − = (2)
k component: 0.087704 0.062016 0.032102 0
BE CF DG
T T T P − + − + = (3)
Setting W = 10.5 N and P = 0.5 N, and solving (1), (2), (3) simultaneously:
4.84 N
BE
T = !
1.157 N
CF
T = !
4.58 N
DG
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 123.

( ) ( ) ( ) 8 ft 40 ft 10 ft DA = − + + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
8 ft 40 ft 10 ft 42 ft DA = − + + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 8 ft 40 ft 10 ft
42 ft
DA
T
  = − + +
 
T i j k
( ) 0.190476 0.95238 0.23810
T = − + + i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 3 ft 36 ft 8 ft DB = + − i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
3 ft 36 ft 8 ft 37 ft DB = + + − =
( ) ( ) ( ) 3 ft 36 ft 8 ft
37 ft
DB
T
  = + −
 
T i j k
( ) 0.081081 0.97297 0.21622
T = + − i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 8 ft 24 ft 3 ft DC a = − − − i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2
8 ft 24 ft 3 ft DC a = − + − + −
2
( )
2
8 585 ft a = − +

( )
( ) ( ) ( )
2
8 ft 24 ft 3 ft
8 585
DC
DC
T
a
a
  = − − −
 
− +
T i j k
At D 0: = ΣF
0:
x
F = Σ
( )
( )
2
8
0.190476 0.081081 0
8 585
a
T T T
a

− + + =
− +
(1)
0:
z
F = Σ
( )
2
3
0.23810 0.21622 0
8 585
T T T
a
− − =
− +
(2)
Dividing equation (1) by equation (2) gives

( ) 8 0.190476 0.081081
3 0.23810 0.21622
a − −
=
− − +

or a = 23 ft
Substituting into equation (1) for a = 23 ft and combining the coefficients for
T gives:
0:
x
F = Σ 0.109395 0.52705 0
T T − + = (3)

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And writing 0
y
F = Σ gives:
1.92535 0.84327 0
T T W − − = (4)
Substituting into equation (3) for 17 lb
DC
T = gives:
( ) 0.109395 0.52705 17 lb 0
T − + =
or 81.9 lb
T =
Substituting into equation (4) for 17 lb
DC
T = and 81.9 lb
T = gives:
( ) ( ) 1.92535 81.9 lb 0.84327 17 lb 0 W − − =
or 143.4 lb W =

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Chapter 2, Solution 124.

See Problem 2.123 for the analysis leading to the linear
algebraic Equations (3) and (4) below:
0.109395 0.52705 0
T T − + = (3)

1.92535 0.84327 0
T T W − − = (4)

Substituting for W = 120 lb and solving equations (3) and (4) simultaneously yields
68.6 lb
T = !
14.23 lb
DC
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 125.

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
2.7 m 2.4 m 3.6 m 5.1 m
AB
d = − + + − =
( ) ( )
2 2
2.4 m 1.8 m 3 m
AC
d = + =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
1.2 m 2.4 m 0.3 m 2.7 m
d = + + − =
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
2.4 m 2.4 m 1.2 m 3.6 m
AE
d = − + + =

AB AB AB
T λ = T
( ) ( ) ( ) 2.7 m 2.4 m 3.6 m
5.1 m
AB
T
= − + −

i j k

9 8 12
17 17 17
AB
T
| |
= − + −
|
\ .
i j k

AC AC AC
T λ = T
( ) ( ) 2.4 m 1.8 m
3 m
AC
T
= +

j k
( ) 0.8 0.6
AC
T = + j k
2
T λ = T
( ) ( ) ( )
2
1.2 m 2.4 m 0.3 m
2.7 m
T
= + −

i j k

8 16 2
9 9 9
T
| |
= + −
|
\ .
i j k
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AE AE AE
T λ = T
( ) ( ) ( ) 2.4 m 2.4 m 1.2 m
3.6 m
T
= − + +

i j k

2 2 1
3 3 3
T
| |
= − + +
|
\ .
i j k
W = − W j
At point A: = 0: ΣF + + + = 0
+ T T T T W
i component:
9 8 2
0
17 9 3
T T T − + − = (1)
j component:
8 16 2
0.8 0
17 9 3
T T T T W + + + − = (2)
k component:
12 2 1
0.6 0
17 9 3
T T T T − + − + = (3)
Simplifying (1), (2), (3):
81 34 0
T T − + = (1) ′
72 122.4 374 153
T T T W + + = (2 ) ′
108 91.8 17 0
T T T − + + = (3) ′
Setting W = 1400 N and solving (1), (2), (3) simultaneously:
203 N
AB
T = "
149.6 N
AC
T = "
485 N
T = "

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Chapter 2, Solution 126.

See Problem 2.125 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations ( ) ( ) 1 , 2 , ′ ′ and ( ) 3′ below:
i component: 81 34 0
T T − + = ( ) 1′
j component: 72 122.4 37.4 153
T T T W + + = ( ) 2′
k component: 108 91.8 17 0
T T T − + + = ( ) 3′
Setting T
AB
= 300 N and solving (1), (2), (3) simultaneously:
(a) 221 N
AC
T = !
(b) 715 N
T = !
(c) 2060 N W = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 127.

Free-Body Diagrams of collars

For both Problems 2.127 and 2.128:
( )
2
2 2 2
AB x y z = + +
Here ( ) ( )
2 2
2 2
1 m 0.40 m y z = + +
or
2 2 2
0.84 m y z + =
Thus, with y given, z is determined.
Now
( )
1
0.40 m 0.4
1m
AB
AB
y z y z
AB
= = − + = − + i j k i k k
uuur
λ λλ λ
Where y and z are in units of meters, m.
From the F.B. Diagram of collar A:
0: 0
x z AB AB
N N P T Σ = + + + = F i k j λ λλ λ
Setting the j coefficient to zero gives:
0
AB
P yT − =
With 680 N, P =
680 N
AB
T
y
=
Now, from the free body diagram of collar B:
0: 0
x y AB AB
N N Q T Σ = + + − = F i j k λ λλ λ
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Setting the k coefficient to zero gives:
0
AB
Q T z − =
And using the above result for
AB
T we have

680 N
AB
Q T z z
y
= =
Then, from the specifications of the problem, 300 mm 0.3 m y = =
( )
2
2 2
0.84 m 0.3 m = − z
0.866 m ∴ = z
and
(a)
680 N
2266.7 N
0.30
AB
T = =
or 2.27 kN
AB
T = !
and
(b) ( ) 2266.7 0.866 1963.2 N Q = =
or 1.963 kN Q = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 128.

From the analysis of Problem 2.127, particularly the results:
2 2 2
0.84 m y z + =

680 N
AB
T
y
=

680 N
Q z
y
=
With 550 mm 0.55 m, y = = we obtain:
( )
2
2 2
0.84 m 0.55 m
0.73314 m
z
z
= −
∴ =

and
(a)
680 N
1236.36 N
0.55
AB
T = =
or 1.236 kN
AB
T = !
and
(b) ( ) 1236.36 0.73314 N 906 N Q = =
or 0.906 kN Q = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 129.

Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines

(a) Have:
20 lb 14 lb
sin sin30 α
=
°

sin 0.71428 α =
45.6 α = °
(b) ( ) 180 30 45.6 β = ° − ° + °
104.4 = °
Then:
14 lb
sin104.4 sin30
R
=
° °

27.1 lb R =

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Chapter 2, Solution 130.

We compute the following distances:
( ) ( )
2 2
70 240 250 mm OA = + =
( ) ( )
2 2
210 200 290 mm OB = + =
( ) ( )
2 2
120 225 255 mm OC = + =
500 N Force:

70
500 N
250
x
F
 
= −
 
 
140.0 N
x
F = − !

240
500 N
250
y
F
 
= +
 
 
480 N
y
F = !
435 N Force:

210
435 N
290
x
F
 
= +
 
 
315 N
x
F = !

200
435 N
290
y
F
 
= +
 
 
300 N
y
F = !
510 N Force:

120
510 N
255
x
F
 
= +
 
 
240 N
x
F = !

225
510 N
255
y
F
 
= −
 
 
450 N
y
F = − !

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Chapter 2, Solution 131.

Note that the force exerted by BD on the pole is directed along BD, and the component of P along AC
is 450 N.
Then:
(a)
450 N
549.3 N
cos35
P = =
°

549 N P = !
(b) ( ) 450 N tan35
x
P = °
315.1 N =
315 N
x
P = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 132.

Free-Body Diagram Force Triangle

Law of Sines:
5 kN
sin115 sin5 sin 60
AC BC
T T
= =
° ° °

(a)
5 kN
sin115 5.23 kN
sin 60
AC
T = ° =
°
5.23 kN
AC
T = !
(b)
5 kN
sin5 0.503 kN
sin 60
BC
T = ° =
°
0.503 kN
BC
T = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 133.

Free-Body Diagram

First, consider the sum of forces in the x-direction because there is only one unknown force:
( ) ( ) 0: cos32 cos 42 20 kN cos 42 0
x ACB
F T Σ = ° − ° − ° =
or
0.104903 14.8629 kN
ACB
T =
141.682 kN
ACB
T =
(b) 141.7 kN
ACB
T = !
Now

( ) ( ) 0: sin 42 sin32 20 kN sin 42 0
y ACB
F T W Σ = ° − ° + ° − =
or
( )( ) ( )( ) 141.682 kN 0.139211 20 kN 0.66913 0 W + − =
(a) 33.1kN W = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 134.

Free-Body Diagram: Pulley A

0: 2 sin 25 cos 0
x
F P P α Σ = ° − =
and
cos 0.8452 or 32.3 α α = = ± °
For 32.3 α = + °

0: 2 cos 25 sin32.3 350 lb 0
y
F P P Σ = ° + ° − =
or 149.1 lb = P 32.3°
For 32.3 α = − °

0: 2 cos 25 sin 32.3 350 lb 0
y
F P P Σ = ° + − ° − =
or 274 lb = P 32.3°

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Chapter 2, Solution 135.

(a) sin30 sin50 220.6 N
x
F F = ° ° = (Given)
220.6 N
575.95 N
sin30 sin50
= =
° °
F
576 N = F !
(b)
220.6
cos 0.38302
575.95
x
x
F
F
θ = = =
67.5
x
θ = ° !
cos30 498.79 N
y
F F = ° =
498.79
cos 0.86605
575.95
y
y
F
F
θ = = =
30.0
y
θ = ° !
sin30 cos50
z
F F = − ° °
( ) 575.95 N sin30 cos50 = − ° °
185.107 N = −
185.107
cos 0.32139
575.95
z
z
F
F
θ

= = = −
108.7
z
θ = ° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 136.

(a) ( ) cos 600 lb cos136.8
z z
F F θ = = °
437.38 lb = − 437 lb
z
F = − !
Then:
2 2 2 2
x y z
F F F F = + +
So: ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
2
2 2 2
600 lb 200 lb 437.38 lb
y
F = + + −
Hence: ( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
600 lb 200 lb 437.38 lb
y
F = − − − −
358.75 lb = − 359 lb
y
F = − !

(b)
200
cos 0.33333
600
x
x
F
F
θ = = = 70.5
x
θ = ° !

358.75
cos 0.59792
600
y
y
F
F
θ

= = = − 126.7
y
θ = ° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 137.

( )[ ] 500 lb cos30 sin15 sin30 cos30 cos15 = − ° ° + ° + ° ° P i j k
( )[ ] 500 lb 0.2241 0.50 0.8365 = − + + i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 112.05 lb 250 lb 418.25 lb = − + + i j k
( )[ ] 600 lb cos 40 cos 20 sin 40 cos 40 sin 20 = ° ° + ° − ° ° Q i j k
( )[ ] 600 lb 0.71985 0.64278 0.26201 = + − i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 431.91 lb 385.67 lb 157.206 lb = + − i j k
( ) ( ) ( ) 319.86 lb 635.67 lb 261.04 lb = + = + + R P Q i j k
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
319.86 lb 635.67 lb 261.04 lb 757.98 lb R = + + =
758 lb R = !
319.86 lb
cos 0.42199
757.98 lb
x
x
R
R
θ = = =
65.0
x
θ = ° !
635.67 lb
cos 0.83864
757.98 lb
y
y
R
R
θ = = =
33.0
y
θ = ° !
261.04 lb
cos 0.34439
757.98 lb
z
z
R
R
θ = = =
69.9
z
θ = ° !
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Chapter 2, Solution 138.

The forces applied at A are:
, , and
T T T P
where P = P j . To express the other forces in terms of the unit vectors
i, j, k, we write
( ) ( ) ( ) 0.72 m 1.2 m 0.54 m , AB = − + − i j k
uuur
1.5 m AB =
( ) ( ) 1.2 m 0.64 m , AC = + j k
uuur
1.36 m AC =
( ) ( ) ( ) 0.8 m 1.2 m 0.54 m , AD = + − i j k
uuur
and ( ) 0.48 0.8 0.36
AB AB AB AB AB
AB
T T T
AB
= = = − + − T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.88235 0.47059
AC AC AC AC AC
AC
T T T
AC
= = = + T j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.51948 0.77922 0.35065
T T T
= = = + − T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
Equilibrium Condition with W = − W j
0: 0
F W Σ = + + − = T T T j
Substituting the expressions obtained for , , and
T T T and
factoring i, j, and k:
( ) ( ) 0.48 0.51948 0.8 0.88235 0.77922
T T T T T W − + + + + − i j
( ) 0.36 0.47059 0.35065 0
T T T + − + − = k
Equating to zero the coefficients of i, j, k:
0.48 0.51948 0
T T − + =
0.8 0.88235 0.77922 0
T T T W + + − =
0.36 0.47059 0.35065 0
T T T − + − =
Substituting 3 kN
AB
T = in Equations (1), (2) and (3) and solving the resulting set of equations, using
conventional algorithms for solving linear algebraic equations, gives

4.3605 kN
AC
T =
2.7720 kN
T =
8.41 kN W =

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Chapter 2, Solution 139.

The (vector) force in each cable can be written as the product of the
(scalar) force and the unit vector along the cable. That is, with
( ) ( ) ( ) 32 in. 48 in. 36 in. AB = − + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
32 in. 48 in. 36 in. 68 in. AB = − + − + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 32 in. 48 in. 36 in.
68 in.
AB
AB AB AB
AB T
T T
AB
  = = = − − +
 
T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.47059 0.70588 0.52941
AB AB
T = − − + T i j k
and ( ) ( ) ( ) 45 in. 48 in. 36 in. AC = − + i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
45 in. 48 in. 36 in. 75 in. AC = + − + =
( ) ( ) ( ) 45 in. 48 in. 36 in.
75 in.
AC
AC AC AC
AC T
T T
AC
  = = = − +
 
T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.60 0.64 0.48
AC AC
T = − + T i j k
Finally, ( ) ( ) ( ) 25 in. 48 in. 36 in. AD = − − i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
25 in. 48 in. 36 in. 65 in. AD = + − + − =
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( ) ( ) ( ) 25 in. 48 in. 36 in.
65 in.
T T
  = = = − −
 
T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.38461 0.73846 0.55385
T = − − T i j k
With , W = W j at A we have:
0: 0
W Σ = + + + = F T T T j
Equating the factors of i, j, and k to zero, we obtain the linear algebraic equations:
: 0.47059 0.60 0.38461 0
T T T − + − = i (1)
: 0.70588 0.64 0.73846 0
T T T W − − − + = j (2)
: 0.52941 0.48 0.55385 0
T T T + − = k (3)
In Equations (1), (2) and (3), set 120 lb,
T = and, using conventional methods for solving Linear Algebraic
Equations (MATLAB or Maple, for example), we obtain:
32.6 lb
AB
T =
102.5 lb
AC
T =
177.2 lb W = "
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Chapter 2, Solution 140.

The (vector) force in each cable can be written as the product of the
(scalar) force and the unit vector along the cable. That is, with
( ) ( ) ( ) 0.48 m 0.72 m 0.16 m AB = − + − i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
0.48 m 0.72 m 0.16 m 0.88 m AB = − + + − =
( ) ( ) ( ) 0.48 m 0.72 m 0.16 m
0.88 m
AB
AB AB AB
AB T
T T
AB
  = = = − + −
 
T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.54545 0.81818 0.181818
AB AB
T = − + − T i j k
and
( ) ( ) ( ) 0.24 m 0.72 m 0.13 m AC = + − i j k
uuur

( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
0.24 m 0.72 m 0.13 m 0.77 m AC = + − =
( ) ( ) ( ) 0.24 m 0.72 m 0.13 m
0.77 m
AC
AC AC AC
AC T
T T
AC
  = = = + −
 
T i j k
uuur
λ λλ λ
( ) 0.31169 0.93506 0.16883
AC AC
T = + − T i j k
At A: 0: 0
AB AC
Σ = + + + + = F T T P Q W
Noting that
AB AC
T T = because of the ring A, we equate the factors of
, , and i j k to zero to obtain the linear algebraic equations:
( ) : 0.54545 0.31169 0 T P − + + = i
or 0.23376 P T =
( ) : 0.81818 0.93506 0 T W + − = j

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or 1.75324 W T =
( ) : 0.181818 0.16883 0 T Q − − + = k
or 0.35065 Q T =
With 1200 N: W =
1200 N
684.45 N
1.75324
T = =
160.0 N P = !
240 N Q = !

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Chapter 2, Solution 2.

(a)

(b)

We measure:

R = 57 lb, α = 86° R = 57 lb
86° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 3.

(a)

Parallelogram law:

(b)

Triangle rule:

We measure:
R = 10.5 kN

α = 22.5°

R = 10.5 kN

22.5° !

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E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.. Beer. Clausen. (a) Parallelogram law: We measure: R = 5. Solution 4. Phillip J. 8/e.4 kN 12° ! (b) Triangle rule: We measure: R = 5. David Mazurek. Eisenberg. . Russell Johnston.4 kN α = 12° R = 5.4 kN 12° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. William E. Elliot R. Ferdinand P.4 kN α = 12° R = 5. Jr.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.

E. Eisenberg.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Russell Johnston. David Mazurek.53033 β = 32. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Ferdinand P. Clausen. Elliot R..0° ! (b) Using the Law of Sines Fbb′ 200 N = sin α sin 45° Fbb′ = 276 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines (a) sin β sin 45° = 150 N 200 N sin β = 0. Phillip J. Solution 5. Jr.028° α + β + 45° = 180° α = 103. 8/e. Beer. . William E.

Russell Johnston. Eisenberg.896° Using the Law of Sines Faa′ 200 N = sin β sin 45° Faa′ 200 N = sin109. Clausen. E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Ferdinand P. Elliot R. . Phillip J. David Mazurek.42426 α = 25. Beer. Jr. Solution 6.104° or α = 25. Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines (a) sin α sin 45° = 120 N 200 N sin α = 0.104° = 180° β = 109.1° ! (b) β + 45° + 25. William E. 8/e.896° sin 45° or Faa′ = 266 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.

. Using the triangle rule and the Law of Cosines. E.391 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Ferdinand P. Elliot R.2° ! R = 1.57 = sin γ sin135° or γ = 17. 8/e.7642° and α = 90° − 17.. 600 1390. Beer. Eisenberg.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.7642° α = 72. Phillip J. Clausen. David Mazurek. Solution 7.236° (a) (b) α = 72. Have: β = 180° − 45° β = 135° Then: R 2 = ( 900 ) + ( 600 ) − 2 ( 900 )( 600 ) cos 135° 2 2 or R = 1390. Jr. William E.57 N Using the Law of Sines. Russell Johnston.

75 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Jr. Phillip J. Beer. . Russell Johnston. E. By trigonometry: Law of Sines F2 R 30 = = sin α sin 38° sin β α = 90° − 28° = 62°. Solution 8.. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Elliot R. 8/e. Ferdinand P. Clausen. Eisenberg.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. William E. β = 180° − 62° − 38° = 80° Then: F2 R 30 lb = = sin 62° sin 38° sin 80° or (a) F2 = 26. David Mazurek.9 lb ! (b) R = 18.

95 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. 8/e. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Phillip J. Solution 9.. Elliot R. β = 180° − 80° − 38° = 62° Then: F1 R 20 lb = = sin 80° sin 38° sin 62° or (a) F1 = 22. William E. Jr. Russell Johnston. David Mazurek.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Eisenberg. Clausen. E. Using the Law of Sines F1 R 20 lb = = sin α sin 38° sin β α = 90° − 10° = 80°. Ferdinand P.3 lb ! (b) R = 13. Beer. .

COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Solution 10..4832° β = 180° − (10° + 7. Elliot R. Jr. . 8/e. Phillip J. David Mazurek. E. Russell Johnston. Using the Law of Sines: 60 N 80 N = sin α sin10° or α = 7.517° Then: R 80 N = sin162.517° sin10° or R = 138. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.4 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Ferdinand P.405 N (a) (b) α = 7. Beer. Clausen.48° ! R = 138. William E. Eisenberg.4832° ) = 162.

Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines Have: β = 180° − ( 35° + 25° ) = 120° Then: P R 80 lb = = sin 35° sin120° sin 25° or (a) P = 108. William E. Eisenberg. E. Clausen.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. 8/e.. Beer. David Mazurek. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Solution 11. Ferdinand P. . Elliot R. Phillip J.6 lb ! (b) R = 163. Jr.9 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Russell Johnston.

8/e.4 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Solution 12. Ferdinand P. . Jr. Russell Johnston.0° ! (b) β = 180 − ( 35° + 40.041° Then: R 70 lb = sin104.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. E. David Mazurek. Elliot R.041° sin 35° or R = 118. Phillip J.65552 α = 40.959° ) = 104. William E. Beer. Eisenberg. Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines (a) Have: 80 lb 70 lb = sin α sin 35° sin α = 0..959° or α = 41. Clausen. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.

E. Jr. Clausen. Ferdinand P. Russell Johnston. We observe that force P is minimum when α = 90°. Then: (a) And: (b) R = ( 80 lb ) cos 35° or R = 65. Phillip J. William E. .. Beer. Solution 13.9 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e. Elliot R. Eisenberg.5 lb ! P = ( 80 lb ) sin 35° or P = 45.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. David Mazurek.

David Mazurek.8829 N R = ( 70 N ) cos 4° = 69. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Phillip J. Elliot R.8 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.. Clausen.829 N (a) (b) TBC = 4. Eisenberg. For TBC to be a minimum. E. Russell Johnston. R and TBC must be perpendicular. William E. Jr. Ferdinand P.88 N 6.00° ! R = 69. Solution 14. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. . Beer. Thus And TBC = ( 70 N ) sin 4° = 4.

Using the force triangle and the Laws of Cosines and Sines We have: γ = 180° − (15° + 30° ) = 135° Then: R 2 = (15 lb ) + ( 25 lb ) − 2 (15 lb )( 25 lb ) cos135° 2 2 = 1380.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. David Mazurek.47581 β = 28. Eisenberg. 8/e. Solution 15.153 lb  = 0..412° Then: α + β + 75° = 180° α = 76.588° R = 37. William E.6° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. E. Clausen. Elliot R. Beer. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.153 lb 25 lb 37.2 lb 76. Ferdinand P.153 lb = sin β sin135°  25 lb  sin β =   sin135°  37.33 lb2 or and R = 37. Jr. Russell Johnston. Phillip J. .

Elliot R. E.609 lb 15 lb = sin135° sinθ or θ = 10. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Beer.6 lb 85. William E. David Mazurek. Using the Law of Cosines and the Law of Sines. Phillip J.8° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.7991° R = 56. Ferdinand P.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. R 2 = ( 45 lb ) + (15 lb ) − 2 ( 45 lb )(15 lb ) cos135° 2 2 or R = 56.. Solution 16. Eisenberg. Jr. Russell Johnston. 8/e.609 lb 56. . Clausen.

Russell Johnston.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.5° " Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Solution 17. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P. Phillip J. . γ = 180° − 25° − 50° γ = 105° Using the Law of Cosines: R 2 = ( 5 kN ) + ( 8 kN ) − 2 ( 5 kN )( 8 kN ) cos105° 2 2 or R = 10.4740 kN Using the Law of Sines: 10. Elliot R. E. William E.542° and α = 47.542° − 25° α = 22. Jr. Beer.542° R = 10.47 kN 22.. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e.4740 kN 8 kN = sin105° sin β or β = 47. Eisenberg. Clausen.

Jr.42 kN 2 R = 41. David Mazurek.45443 α = 27.4 kN 72. Phillip J.028° R = 41. Russell Johnston.. Beer.0° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Ferdinand P.028° Hence: φ = α + 45° = 72. Clausen. Solution 19.357 kN and 20 kN 41.357 kN = sin α sin110°  20 kN  sin α =   sin110°  41. Elliot R. 8/e. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.357 kN  = 0. Using the force triangle and the Laws of Cosines and Sines We have: Then: γ = 180° − ( 45° + 25° ) = 110° R 2 = ( 30 kN ) + ( 20 kN ) − 2 ( 30 kN )( 20 kN ) cos110° 2 2 = 1710. . William E. E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Eisenberg.

028° Hence: φ = α + 45° = 72.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.028° R = 41. Eisenberg. Jr. Clausen. David Mazurek. Phillip J.4 kN 72. E. 8/e. Russell Johnston. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.357 kN = sin α sin110°  20 kN  sin α =   sin110°  41. Ferdinand P..0° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Elliot R. Using the force triangle and the Laws of Cosines and Sines We have: Then: γ = 180° − ( 45° + 25° ) = 110° R 2 = ( 30 kN ) + ( 20 kN ) − 2 ( 30 kN )( 20 kN ) cos110° 2 2 = 1710. . Beer.42 kN 2 R = 41. Solution 19.357 kN and 20 kN 41.45443 α = 27.357 kN  = 0. William E.

8/e. William E. .972° Finally: φ = α + 45° = 87.357 kN and 30 kN 41. Jr. David Mazurek. Clausen.. E. Eisenberg.68164 α = 42. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Using the force triangle and the Laws of Cosines and Sines We have: Then: γ = 180° − ( 45° + 25° ) = 110° R 2 = ( 30 kN ) + ( 20 kN ) − 2 ( 30 kN )( 20 kN ) cos110° 2 2 = 1710. Phillip J.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.4 kN 88. Solution 20. Ferdinand P.42 kN 2 R = 41. Russell Johnston.357 kN = sin α sin110°  30 kN  sin α =   sin110°  41.357 kN  = 0. Elliot R. Beer.0° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.972° R = 41.

Phillip J.4 kN ) cos 50° Fx = 1.40 kN ) sin 35° Fy = −0.40 kN Force: Fx = (1.839 kN 1.85 kN ) sin 20° Fy = 0.738 kN Fy = (1. Russell Johnston. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Eisenberg.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.85 kN Force: Fx = (1. Beer. E.. Jr. Elliot R. David Mazurek.147 kN Fy = − (1.543 kN Fy = ( 2. Solution 21.40 kN ) cos 35° Fx = 1.85 kN ) cos 20° Fx = 1. William E. . Ferdinand P.803 kN Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.4 kN Force: Fx = ( 2.633 kN 1. Clausen.4 kN ) sin 50° Fy = 1. 8/e. 2.

39 kips Fy = ( 7 kips ) sin 70° or Fy = 6. Clausen. Solution 22. Jr. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.21 kips 7 kips: Fx = − ( 7 kips ) cos 70° or Fx = −2. 8/e. David Mazurek. Eisenberg.83 kips Fy = ( 5 kips ) sin 40° or Fy = 3. 5 kips: Fx = ( 5 kips ) cos 40° or Fx = 3. . Beer.46 kips Fy = ( 9 kips ) sin 20° or Fy = 3.08 kips Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.58 kips 9 kips: Fx = − ( 9 kips ) cos 20° or Fx = −8. William E. Elliot R. Russell Johnston. Ferdinand P.. E. Phillip J.

Eisenberg. Determine the following distances: dOA = dOB = dOC = 680 N Force: ( −160 mm )2 + ( 300 mm )2 ( 600 mm )2 + ( 250 mm )2 ( −160 mm ) 340 mm = 340 mm = 650 mm = 610 mm ( 600 mm )2 + ( −110 mm )2 Fx = 680 N Fx = − 320 N ! Fy = 680 N ( 300 mm ) 340 mm Fy = 600 N ! 390 N Force: Fx = 390 N ( 600 mm ) 650 mm Fx = 360 N ! Fy = 390 N ( 250 mm ) 650 mm Fy = 150 N ! 610 N Force: Fx = 610 N ( 600 mm ) 610 mm Fx = 600 N ! Fy = 610 N ( −110 mm ) 610 mm Fy = −110 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Elliot R. Clausen. Ferdinand P. Solution 23. Jr. E. . David Mazurek. William E.. Russell Johnston. Phillip J.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Beer. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e.

Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Solution 24.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Clausen. = 100 in. David Mazurek. We compute the following distances: OA = OB = OC = Then: 204 lb Force: ( 48)2 + ( 90 )2 ( 56 )2 + ( 90 )2 (80 )2 + ( 60 )2 = 102 in. E.0 lb Fx = + ( 212 lb ) 56 . = 106 in. Ferdinand P.0 lb Fx = − ( 400 lb ) Fy = − ( 400 lb ) 80 . 102 90 . 100 60 . . Elliot R. Phillip J. Fx = − ( 204 lb ) 48 . 106 Fx = 112. 100 Fx = −320 lb Fy = −240 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Eisenberg. 8/e. Russell Johnston. Beer.0 lb Fy = + ( 204 lb ) 212 lb Force: Fy = 180. Jr. 106 Fy = 180. 102 Fx = −96.0 lb Fy = + ( 212 lb ) 400 lb Force: 90 .. William E.

Eisenberg.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Beer. Phillip J. 8/e. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. William E. Russell Johnston. Clausen.. Elliot R. Solution 25. Ferdinand P. (a) P= Py sin 35° = 960 N sin 35° or P = 1674 N (b) Px = Py tan 35° = 960 N tan 35° or Px = 1371 N Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. E. David Mazurek. . Jr.

William E. Clausen. 8/e. (a) P= P= Px cos 40° 30 lb cos 40° or P = 39.2 lb ! (b) Py = Px tan 40° Py = ( 30 lb ) tan 40° or Py = 25. Elliot R.2 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Eisenberg. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. . Jr. Phillip J.. Solution 26. E. David Mazurek. Beer. Russell Johnston.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Ferdinand P.

William E. Eisenberg. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.5 N " (b) Px = Px = Py tan 75° 100 N tan 75° or Px = 26. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P. Phillip J. (a) Py = 100 N P= P= Py sin 75° 100 N sin 75° or P = 103. . Beer..8 N " Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Russell Johnston. E. Jr. Solution 27. Clausen. Elliot R.

Beer. Solution 28. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. William E..40 lb (b) Px = Py tan 50° Py = = Px tan 50° 260 lb tan 50° Py = 218 lb ! = 218. and the horizontal component of P is Px = 260 lb. Then: (a) Px = P sin 50° P= Px sin 50° = 260 lb sin 50° P = 339 lb ! = 339. Phillip J. . Elliot R. 8/e. We note: CB exerts force P on B along CB. Eisenberg. Jr. Russell Johnston. Ferdinand P.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. E. Clausen.16 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. David Mazurek.

Eisenberg.9 N ) sin 20° or Px = 16. Solution 29. 8/e. Beer. (a) P= 45 N cos 20° or P = 47. Phillip J.38 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.. David Mazurek.9 N ! (b) Px = ( 47. Jr. E. Clausen. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Russell Johnston. . Ferdinand P. Elliot R. William E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.

Phillip J. (a) P= 18 N sin 20° or P = 52. Beer.6 N ! (b) Py = 18 N tan 20° or Py = 49. Elliot R. Ferdinand P. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Clausen. Eisenberg. David Mazurek. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. William E.5 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Jr. E. Russell Johnston.. Solution 30. .

4 = (1. Jr. Clausen.633 kN ) j F1.147 kN ) i − ( 0.669 kN ) j R= ( 4.428 kN α = 20.73 kN 20.543 kN ) i + (1. Phillip J.803 kN ) j R = ΣF = ( 4.428 kN ) i + (1. Solution 31.40 = (1. Beer.21: F2.6° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Elliot R.85 = (1. Russell Johnston. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.7321 kN tan α = 1.839 kN ) j F1. E. David Mazurek. From the solution to Problem 2. .669 kN 4.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.738 kN ) i + ( 0. 8/e. Eisenberg.428 kN )2 + (1.652° R = 4. Ferdinand P. William E.669 kN )2 = 4..

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Chapter 2, Solution 32.

From the solution to Problem 2.22:
F5 = ( 3.83 kips ) i + ( 3.21 kips ) j F7 = − ( 2.39 kips ) i + ( 6.58 kips ) j F9 = − ( 8.46 kips ) i + ( 3.08 kips ) j R = ΣF = − ( 7.02 kips ) i + (12.87 ) j

R=

( − 7.02 kips )2 + (12.87 kips )2
 12.87   = 61.4°  − 7.02 

= 14.66 kips

α = tan −1 

R = 14.66 kips

61.4° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 33.

From the solution to Problem 2.24:
FOA = − ( 48.0 lb ) i + ( 90.0 lb ) j FOB = (112.0 lb ) i + (180.0 lb ) j FOC = − ( 320 lb ) i − ( 240 lb ) j R = ΣF = − ( 256 lb ) i + ( 30 lb ) j

R=

( − 256 lb )2 + ( 30 lb )2

= 257.75 lb tan α = 30 lb −256 lb

α = − 6.6839°
R = 258 lb

6.68° !

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Chapter 2, Solution 34.

From Problem 2.23:
FOA = − ( 320 N ) i + ( 600 N ) j FOB = ( 360 N ) i + (150 N ) j FOC = ( 600 N ) i − (110 N ) j R = ΣF = ( 640 N ) i + ( 640 N ) j

R=

( 640 N )2 + ( 640 N )2

= 905.097 N tan α = 640 N 640 N

α = 45.0°
R = 905 N

45.0° !

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. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.3° 21 R = 45. Jr. Russell Johnston. E. William E. 8/e. Cable BC Force: Fx = − (145 lb ) Fy = (145 lb ) 84 = −105 lb 116 80 = 100 lb 116 3 = −60 lb 5 4 = −80 lb 5 100-lb Force: Fx = − (100 lb ) Fy = − (100 lb ) 156-lb Force: Fx = (156 lb ) 12 = 144 lb 13 5 = −60 lb 13 Fy = − (156 lb ) and Rx = ΣFx = −21 lb.177 lb ( −21 lb )2 + ( −40 lb )2 tan α = 40 21 Further: α = tan −1 Thus: 40 = 62. David Mazurek. Phillip J. Solution 35. Elliot R. . Beer. Clausen. R= Ry = ΣFy = −40 lb = 45.3° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Ferdinand P.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Eisenberg.2 lb 62.

142° α = 24.142° + (130 ) sin 24. David Mazurek. Eisenberg.. Jr. William E. Phillip J.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. R = Rx Then. Ferdinand P. (a) Since R is to be horizontal. R = Rx = ΣFx ΣFx = ( 70 ) cos 24. Ry = ΣFy = 0 90 lb + ( 70 lb ) sin α − (130 lb ) cos α = 0 (13) cosα = ( 7 ) sin α + 9 13 1 − sin 2 α = ( 7 ) sin α + 9 169 1 − sin 2 α = ( 49 ) sin 2 α + (126 ) sin α + 81 Squaring both sides: ( ) ( 218) sin 2 α + (126 ) sin α − 88 = 0 Solving by quadratic formula: sin α = 0. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e. Clausen. Beer. Russell Johnston. Ry = 0 Then.40899 or (b) Since R is horizontal.1° ! or R = 117. . Solution 36. Elliot R.0 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. E.

49 R = 1019 N 26. Eisenberg.49 N )2 + ( 448.862 N Fy = ( 400 N ) sin 85° = 398. William E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.80 N R= ( 914. Jr. Beer.61 N 400-N Force: Fx = ( 400 N ) cos85° = 34.49 N Ry = ΣFy = 448. Elliot R.1° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.80 N )2 = 1018.91 N Fy = ( 300 N ) sin 20° = 102.293 N and Rx = ΣFx = 914.72 N Fy = − ( 600 N ) sin 5° = −52. Ferdinand P. . 8/e..68 N Further: tan α = 448. Solution 37.49 α = tan −1 448. Clausen.80 914.80 = 26. David Mazurek. Russell Johnston. E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. 300-N Force: Fx = ( 300 N ) cos 20° = 281.48 N 600-N Force: Fx = ( 600 N ) cos 5° = 597.1° 914. Phillip J.

Russell Johnston. 8/e. Phillip J. Solution 38.72 N 38.. Ferdinand P. Clausen. ΣFx : Rx = ΣFx Rx = ( 600 N ) cos 50° + ( 300 N ) cos85° − ( 700 N ) cos 50° Rx = − 38. .COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.132 N α = 88. Beer. E.132 N )2 + (1294.132 N ΣFy : Ry = ΣFy Ry = ( 600 N ) sin 50° + ( 300 N ) sin 85° + ( 700 N ) sin 50° Ry = 1294.72 N R= ( − 38.3° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Elliot R. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.72 N )2 R = 1295 N tan α = 1294. Jr. William E.3° R = 1.295 kN 88. Eisenberg. David Mazurek.

0 lb ) − 140 lb = −60 lb R = R = 60. We have: Rx = ΣFx = − 84 12 3 TBC + (156 lb ) − (100 lb ) 116 13 5 or and Rx = −0..0 lb R = R y = 0. David Mazurek.0 lb ! (b) Using TBC = 116. Phillip J. Rx = −0.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.72414TBC + 84 lb R y = ΣFy = 80 5 4 TBC − (156 lb ) − (100 lb ) 116 13 5 Ry = 0.0 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Beer.68966 (116. for R to be vertical. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e. Russell Johnston.72414TBC + 84 lb = 0 TBC = 116. Jr. Eisenberg. Elliot R. Ferdinand P. William E. Clausen. E. Solution 39.68966TBC − 140 lb (a) So. .

R = Ry Then: R = Ry = ΣFy R = ( 600 N ) sin 40. Solution 40. Ferdinand P. Eisenberg.3° ! (b) Since R is vertical. Rx = ΣFx = 0 ( 600 N ) cosα + ( 300 N ) cos (α + 35°) − ( 700 N ) cos α = 0 Expanding: 3 ( cos α cos 35° − sin α sin 35° ) − cos α = 0 1 cos 35° −   3 tan α = sin 35° Then: α = 40. Jr. David Mazurek. Clausen.265° R = 1130 N R = 1. Elliot R.130 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.. (a) Since R is to be vertical. . 8/e.265° + ( 700 N ) sin 40.265° α = 40. Rx = 0 Then. Russell Johnston. William E. Phillip J. E.265° + ( 300 N ) sin 75. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Beer.

Eisenberg. Clausen. .3° ! (b) Substituting for α in Equation (1): Rx = 300 N + ( 400 N ) cos 56. Ferdinand P. 8/e.. David Mazurek. E.3° + ( 600 N ) sin 56.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.11 N R = Rx = 1021 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Jr. Elliot R.3° Rx = 1021. Phillip J. Russell Johnston. Selecting the x axis along aa′. Solution 41. Beer. William E. we write Rx = ΣFx = 300 N + ( 400 N ) cos α + ( 600 N ) sin α R y = ΣFy = ( 400 N ) sin α − ( 600 N ) cos α (1) (2) (a) Setting R y = 0 in Equation (2): Thus tan α = 600 = 1. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.5 400 α = 56.

David Mazurek. Clausen. William E. Beer. 8/e. Elliot R. E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Solution 42. .45 lb ) cos 65° R = 2060 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Russell Johnston. Jr. (a) Require Ry = ΣFy = 0: ( 900 lb ) cos 25° + (1200 lb ) sin 35° − TAE sin 65° = 0 or TAE = 1659. Eisenberg.. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Phillip J.45 lb TAE = 1659 lb ! (b) R = ΣFx R = − ( 900 lb ) sin 25° − (1200 lb ) cos 35° − (1659. Ferdinand P.

. Free-Body Diagram Force Triangle Law of Sines: FAC TBC 400 lb = = sin 25° sin 60° sin 95° (a) FAC = TBC = 400 lb sin 25° = 169.7 lb ! TBC = 348 lb ! (b) Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Clausen. 8/e. Eisenberg.73 lb sin 95° FAC = 169. William E. Jr. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Phillip J. Ferdinand P. David Mazurek. E. Solution 43.. Elliot R. Russell Johnston.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.691 lb sin 95° 400 sin 60° = 347. Beer.

8/e. David Mazurek. William E. Jr.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Clausen. Elliot R. E.. Beer.2028 kN (a) TCA = 2. Solution 44.20 kN ! (b) TCB = 2. . Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Eisenberg. Ferdinand P.43 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Free-Body Diagram: ΣFx = 0: 4 21 − TCA + TCB = 0 5 29 or  29  4  TCB =    TCA  21  5  ΣFy = 0: 3 20 TCA + TCB − ( 3 kN ) = 0 5 29 3 20  29 4  TCA +  21 × 5 TCA  − ( 3 kN ) = 0 5 29   Then or TCA = 2. Russell Johnston. Phillip J.

COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. . Eisenberg. Free-Body Diagram: ΣFy = 0: − FB sin 50° + FC sin 70° = 0 FC = ΣFx = 0: sin 50° ( FB ) sin 70° − FB cos 50° − FC cos 70° + 940 N = 0   sin 50°   FB cos 50° + cos 70°    = 940  sin 70°    FB = 1019. David Mazurek. Solution 45. Jr. Beer. Clausen.96 N ) sin 70° or FC = 831 N ! FB = 1020 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.. William E. Elliot R. Ferdinand P. Phillip J. E.96 N FC = sin 50° (1019. Russell Johnston. 8/e.

William E.6 lb ! (b) TAC = 44. Russell Johnston. .. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Eisenberg. Phillip J. Solution 46. 8/e. Clausen. Ferdinand P.3 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Free-Body Diagram: ΣFx = 0: ΣFy = 0: − TAB cos 25° − TAC cos 40° + ( 70 lb ) cos10° = 0 TAB sin 25° − TAC sin 40° + ( 70 lb ) sin10° = 0 (1) (2) Solving Equations (1) and (2) simultaneously: (a) TAB = 38. Elliot R. David Mazurek. Jr. Beer.

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Chapter 2, Solution 47.

Free-Body Diagram:

(a)

ΣFx = 0:

− TAB cos 30° + R cos 65° = 0 R= cos 30° TAB cos 65°

ΣFy = 0:

− TAB sin 30° + R sin 65° − ( 550 N ) = 0 cos 30°   TAB  − sin 30° + sin 65°  − 550 = 0 cos 65°  

or (b)
R= cos30° ( 450 N ) cos 65°

TAB = 405 N !

or

R = 830 N !

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Chapter 2, Solution 48.

Free-Body Diagram At B:

ΣFx = 0:

12 17 TBA + TBC = 0 13 293 TBA = 1.07591 TBC

or
ΣFy = 0:

5 TBA + 13

2 TBC − 300 N = 0 293

5   293 TBC =  300 − TBA  13   2 TBC = 2567.6 − 3.2918 TBA TBC = 2567.6 − 3.2918 (1.07591TBC )

or Free-Body Diagram At C:

TBC = 565.34 N

ΣFx = 0:

− TCD =

17 24 TBC + TCD = 0 25 293 17 25 ( 565.34 N )    24  293  

TCD = 584.86 N ΣFy = 0: WC = − − 2 7 TBC + TCD − WC = 0 25 293

2 7 ( 565.34 N ) + ( 584.86 N ) 25 293

or

WC = 97.7 N !

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Chapter 2, Solution 49.

Free-Body Diagram:

ΣFx = 0: − 8 kips + 15 kips − TD cos 40° = 0 TD = 9.1378 kips TD = 9.14 kips !

ΣFy = 0:

( 9.1378 kips ) sin 40° − TC

=0 TC = 5.87 kips !

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William E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Elliot R. Russell Johnston. Eisenberg. Free-Body Diagram: ΣFy = 0: − 9 kips + TD sin 40° = 0 TD = 14.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P. .. Jr. Solution 50. 8/e. E.73 kips Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.0015 kips TD = 14. Phillip J. Clausen. Beer.00 kips ΣFx = 0: − 6 kips + TB − (14.0015 kips ) cos 40° = 0 TB = 16.73 kips TB = 16.

678 kN Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Clausen. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Phillip J. Elliot R. 8/e..3 kN ) sin15° − ( 2. Solution 51. Jr. Russell Johnston. E.433 kN ΣFy = 0: FD − ( 2.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Eisenberg. William E. Beer.1 kN ) sin15° = 0 or FD = 1. Ferdinand P. Free-Body Diagram: ΣFx = 0: FC + ( 2. David Mazurek. .1 kN ) cos15° = 0 or FC = 1.3 kN ) cos15° + ( 2.

8/e. Elliot R.. Ferdinand P. Russell Johnston.9938 kN ) sin15° = 0 FD = 1. Beer. Clausen.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.4 kN + (1. Solution 52. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Eisenberg. Phillip J. E.060 kN Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. David Mazurek.9 kN ) sin15° = 0 or FB = 2.9938 kN FB = 2. . Free-Body Diagram: ΣFx = 0: − FB cos15° + 2.99 kN ΣFy = 0: FD − (1. Jr.9 kN ) cos15° + ( 2. William E.

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Chapter 2, Solution 53.

From Similar Triangles we have:
L2 − ( 2.5 m ) = ( 8 − L ) − ( 5.45 m )
2 2 2

− 6.25 = 64 − 16 L − 29.7025

or And
cos β =

L = 2.5342 m

5.45 m 8 m − 2.5342 m

or Then

β = 4.3576°
2.5 m 2.5342 m

cos α =

or α = 9.4237° Free-Body Diagram At B:
ΣFx = 0: − TABC cos α − ( 35 N ) cos α + TABC cos β = 0

or

TABC =

( 35) cos 9.4237°
cos 4.3576° − cos 9.4237°

TABC = 3255.9 N ΣFy = 0: TABC sin α + ( 35 N ) sin α + TABC sin β − W = 0 sin 9.4237° ( 3255.9 N + 35 N ) + ( 3255.9 N ) sin 4.3576° − W = 0

or

W = 786.22 N

(a) (b)

W = 786 N " TABC = 3.26 kN "

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Chapter 2, Solution 54.
From Similar Triangles we have:
L2 − ( 3 m ) = ( 8 − L ) − ( 4.95 m )
2 2 2

− 9 = 64 − 16 L − 24.5025

or Then or And or Free-Body Diagram At B: (a)

L = 3.0311 m 4.95 m 8 m − 3.0311 m

cos β =

β = 4.9989°
cos α = 3m 3.0311 m

α = 8.2147°
ΣFx = 0: − TABC cos α − TDE cos α + TABC cos β = 0

or

TDE =

cos β − cos α TABC cos α

ΣFy = 0: TABC sin α + TDE sin α + TABC sin β − ( 720 N ) = 0

   cos β − cos α  TABC sin α + sin α   + sin β  = 720 cos α    
TABC =

( 720 ) cosα sin (α + β )

Substituting for α and β gives
TABC =

( 720 ) cos8.2147° sin (8.2147° + 4.9989° )
TABC = 3.12 kN "

TABC = 3117.5 N

or (b)
TDE = cos 4.9989° − cos8.2147° ( 3117.5 N ) cos8.2147°

TDE = 20.338 N

or
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TDE = 20.3 N "

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Chapter 2, Solution 55.

Free-Body Diagram At C:

3 15 15 ΣFx = 0: − TAC + TBC − (150 lb ) = 0 5 17 17

or
ΣFy = 0:

17 TAC + 5 TBC = 750 5

(1)

4 8 8 TAC + TBC − (150 lb ) − 190 lb = 0 5 17 17

or Then adding Equations (1) and (2)

17 TAC + 2 TBC = 1107.5 5

(2)

7 TBC = 1857.5

or

TBC = 265.36 lb

Therefore

(a) TAC = 169.6 lb ! (b)
TBC = 265 lb !

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E. Solution 56. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Beer. William E.2 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. .2 lb Therefore 0 ≤ W ≤ 148.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Elliot R. 8/e. Phillip J. Russell Johnston.. Eisenberg. Ferdinand P. David Mazurek. Clausen. Free-Body Diagram At C: 3 15 15 ΣFx = 0: − TAC + TBC − (150 lb ) = 0 5 17 17 17 or − TAC + 5 TBC = 750 5 4 8 8 ΣFy = 0: TAC + TBC − (150 lb ) − W = 0 5 17 17 17 17 or TAC + 2 TBC = 300 + W 5 4 17 7 TBC = 1050 + W Adding Equations (1) and (2) gives 4 17 or TBC = 150 + W 28 (1) (2) Using Equation (1) or Now for T ≤ 240 lb ⇒ TAC = − 17 17   TAC + 5 150 + W = 750 5 28    or 25 W 28 25 TAC : 240 = W 28 W = 269 lb TBC : 240 = 150 + 17 W 28 or W = 148. Jr.

8/e. Free-Body Diagram At A: First note from geometry: The sides of the triangle with hypotenuse AD are in the ratio 12:35:37.74 N or (a) (b) Have spring force W = 62.360 m )2 + (1.110 m 281.8 N Fs = k ( LAB − LO ) Where FAB = k AB ( LAB − LO ) and LAB = So: ( 0. Elliot R. David Mazurek.4833W and ΣFy = 0: Then: 3 12 35 ( 3W ) + (W ) + Fs − 400 N = 0 5 37 37 3 12 35 ( 3W ) + (W ) + ( 4. The sides of the triangle with hypotenuse AB are also in the ratio 12:35:37.4833W ) − 400 N = 0 5 37 37 or W = 62.110 − LO ) m or LO = 758 mm Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Then: ΣFx = 0: − or 4 35 12 ( 3W ) + (W ) + Fs = 0 5 37 37 Fs = 4.841 N and Fs = 281. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. William E. . The sides of the triangle with hypotenuse AC are in the ratio 3:4:5. Phillip J.050 m )2 = 1.74 N = 800 N/m (1. E. Eisenberg. Beer. Ferdinand P. Russell Johnston. Jr. Solution 57. Clausen..COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.

)2 LAB = 27. Then FAB = k AB ( LAB − LO ) = ( 9 lb/in. Clausen. Free-Body Diagram At A: First Note .)2 LAD = 34 in.8529 lb ) + ( 34. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.5 in. Russell Johnston.8529 lb TAC = 19.5 lb ) = 0 5 25 17 or TAC = 19.3 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Solution 58. Eisenberg.. Beer.5 lb (a) ΣFx = 0: − 4 7 15 ( 45 lb ) + TAC + ( 34.) = 34. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.5 in.5 lb ) − W = 0 5 25 17 W = 62.85 lb ! (b) ΣFy = 0: 3 24 8 ( 45 lb ) + (19. E.. Ferdinand P.)( 34 in. Elliot R. David Mazurek.5 in.)2 + (16. Jr. With LAB = ( 22 in.)2 + (16 in.) = 45 lb FAD = k AD ( LAD − LO ) = ( 3 lb/in. − 22.5 in.5 in. − 22. . William E.. LAD = ( 30 in. Phillip J.)( 27.

(a) For TAB to be a minimum TAB must be perpendicular to TAC ∴ α + 10° = 60° or (b) Then TAB = ( 70 lb ) sin 30° or TAB = 35. Clausen. David Mazurek. E. Elliot R. William E. .0° Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Eisenberg. Phillip J. Beer. Ferdinand P.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.0 lb α = 50. 8/e. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Russell Johnston.. Jr. Solution 59.

8/e. . Ferdinand P. Phillip J. Note: In problems of this type. or P may be directed in such a way that T is maximum in both cables. Clausen. David Mazurek. Solution 60.5° P = 2 ( 900 N ) cos 47. Elliot R. Jr. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Russell Johnston.5° = 77. E.5° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Eisenberg. solution is correct (a) P = 1216 N ! α = 180° − 55° − 47. Beer.. P may be directed along one of the cables.5° (b) α = 77. William E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Free-Body Diagram At C: Force Triangle Force triangle is isoceles with 2 β = 180° − 85° β = 47. with T = Tmax in that cable and T = 0 in the other.5° = 1216 N Since P > 0. The second possibility is investigated first.

Eisenberg. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Ferdinand P. Note: Refer to Note in Problem 2. Solution 61. E. Phillip J. . Beer.461° α = 180° − 55° − 67. Jr.92362 P = 1510 N ! β = 67. Elliot R.461° or α = 57. Russell Johnston.. Clausen.5° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. William E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. David Mazurek. 8/e.60 Free-Body Diagram At C: Force Triangle (a) Law of Cosines P 2 = (1400 N ) + ( 700 N ) − 2 (1400 N )( 700 N ) cos85° 2 2 or (b) Law of Sines sin β sin 85° = 1400 N 1510 N sin β = 0.

4857 m L = 2( AC ) L = 2 ( 2.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.8 m AC = 870 N 630 N AC = 2. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Ferdinand P. Eisenberg. Elliot R. E. Clausen.97 m L = 4. Russell Johnston. Jr. 8/e.. Solution 62. . Beer.4857 m ) L = 4. Free-Body Diagram At C: ΣFx = 0: 2Tx − 1200 N = 0 Tx = 600 N (Tx )2 + (Ty ) 2 = T2 2 ( 600 N )2 + (Ty ) = ( 870 N ) 2 Ty = 630 N By similar triangles: 1. David Mazurek. William E.97 m " Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Phillip J.

Phillip J. E.41 lb TBC = 346 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Jr. William E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Elliot R. TBC must be perpendicular to FAC to be as small as possible. . Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Solution 63. Russell Johnston.. Ferdinand P. Free-Body Diagram: C Force Triangle is a Right Triangle (a) We observe: (b) TBC = ( 400 lb ) sin 60° α = 55° α = 55° ! or TBC = 346. Beer. David Mazurek. 8/e. Clausen. Eisenberg.

Clausen. Have For stretched length L′ = AB Fs = k ( L′ − LAB ) AB (12 in.69 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.. Russell Johnston..)2 + (16 in. 8/e.1177 lb ) = 0 5 W = 9. ΣFy = 0 −W + 4 (12. Fs = 12.. Jr. Then Fs = 4 lb/in. Beer.. . 20 − 12 2 in. Phillip J. David Mazurek. Solution 64.1177 lb ( ) For the collar . AB For unstretched length LAB = 12 2 in.. Eisenberg. E. Ferdinand P. At Collar A . William E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.)2 L′ = 20 in. Elliot R.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.

  ( 144 + h 2 − 12 2  = 9 144 + h 2   ) ( h − 3) 144 + h 2 = 12 2 h h = 16.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.81 in. At Collar A . E. Jr. Phillip J. Elliot R. William E.)2 + h2 LAB = 12 2 in. Solving Numerically . Ferdinand P. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. ΣFy = 0: − 9 lb + h 12 + h 2 2 Fs = 0 or Now hFs = 9 144 + h 2 Fs = k ( L′ − LAB ) AB Where the stretched length L′ = AB (12 in.. Clausen. Then Becomes or hFs = 9 144 + h 2 h 3 lb/in. David Mazurek.. .. Solution 65.. Russell Johnston.. Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Eisenberg. 8/e. Beer.

29 N TBC = 305 N Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.0° TBC = ( 310 N ) sin (180° − 70° − 30° ) = 305. Ferdinand P. Beer. Jr. Clausen. Elliot R. in a force triangle: By observation. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. . Then. William E. 8/e.. E. and the direction of FAB is known. Eisenberg. David Mazurek. Russell Johnston. TBC is minimum when (b) Have α = 90. Phillip J.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Solution 66. Free-Body Diagram: B (a) Have: TBD + FAB + TBC = 0 where magnitude and direction of TBD are known.

Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.5° 2 P = 170.5 lb 7. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.5° − 30° α = 7. Force triangle is isosceles: With 2β + 75° = 180° β = 52. Russell Johnston. Jr.50° P = (140 lb ) cos 52.5° Then α = 90° − 52. Solution 67.50° Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Clausen. E. Beer.453 lb P = 170. Eisenberg. William E. David Mazurek. Phillip J. Free-Body Diagram At C: Since TAB = TBC = 140 lb.. Ferdinand P. . Elliot R.

81 m/s 2 = 0 ( ) T = 1 ( 2746.8 N ) 2 T = 1373 N ( ) (c) ΣFy = 0: 3T − ( 280 kg ) 9. Phillip J. Ferdinand P.8 N ) 4 T = 687 N Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.81 m/s 2 = 0 (e) ( ) T = 1 ( 2746. Eisenberg. William E. E.8 N ) 3 T = 916 N ( ) ΣFy = 0: 3T − ( 280 kg ) 9.8 N ) 3 T = 916 N ΣFy = 0: 4T − ( 280 kg ) 9. Elliot R. . Beer.8 N ) 2 T = 1373 N (b) ΣFy = 0: 2T − ( 280 kg ) 9. Jr. Free-Body Diagram of Pulley (a) ΣFy = 0: 2T − ( 280 kg ) 9. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.81 m/s 2 = 0 (d) ( ) T = 1 ( 2746..81 m/s 2 = 0 T = 1 ( 2746. Russell Johnston. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.81 m/s 2 = 0 T = 1 ( 2746. David Mazurek. Clausen. Solution 68.

8 N ) 4 T = 687 N ( ) Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics..81 m/s 2 = 0 T = 1 ( 2746. Jr. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Elliot R. Ferdinand P.8 N ) 3 T = 916 N (d) ΣFy = 0: 4T − ( 280 kg ) 9. .COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.81 m/s 2 = 0 ( ) T = 1 ( 2746. Free-Body Diagram of Pulley and Crate (b) ΣFy = 0: 3T − ( 280 kg ) 9. Solution 69. Russell Johnston. Clausen. David Mazurek. William E. Beer. 8/e. E. Eisenberg. Phillip J.

5 N )( sin 30° + sin 50° ) + (800 N ) sin 50° − Q = 0 or Q = 3529. Russell Johnston. David Mazurek. 8/e. Solution 70.5 N TACB = 2. Eisenberg. Jr.53 kN Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.30 kN (b) ΣFy = 0: TACB ( sin 30° + sin 50° ) + ( 800 N ) sin 50° − Q = 0 ( 2303. E. Elliot R. Ferdinand P. William E.. . Clausen.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Beer. Free-Body Diagram: Pulley C (a) ΣFx = 0: TACB ( cos 30° − cos 50° ) − ( 800 N ) cos 50° = 0 Hence TACB = 2303.2 N Q = 3. Phillip J.

Eisenberg. Phillip J. . Elliot R.76604 ( 0. Russell Johnston. Free-Body Diagram: Pulley C ΣFx = 0: TACB ( cos 30° − cos 50° ) − P cos 50° = 0 or P = 0.. Beer.26604TACB + 0.76604 P = 2000 N (2) (a) Substitute Equation (1) into Equation (2): 1.41 N TACB = 1305 N (b) Using (1) P = 0. Jr.34730TACB ) = 2000 N Hence: TACB = 1305.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.37 N P = 453 N Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.34730 (1305.26604TACB + 0.41 N ) = 453. Ferdinand P. Clausen. William E. David Mazurek.34730TACB (1) ΣFy = 0: TACB ( sin 30° + sin 50° ) + P sin 50° − 2000 N = 0 or 1. E. Solution 71. 8/e. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.

625° α = 223° Thus for R < 120 lb: 27. Clausen.378 lb )2 − 2 (100 lb )( 54.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.378 lb ) cos (125° − α ) cos (125° − α ) = − 0. 8/e.378 lb Equivalent loading at A: Law of Cosines: (120 lb )2 = (100 lb )2 + ( 54. Elliot R. First replace 30 lb forces by their resultant Q: Q = 2 ( 30 lb ) cos 25° Q = 54. . Beer. Phillip J. Solution 72.4° < α < 223° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.625° α = 27. Jr. Eisenberg. William E.132685 This gives two values: 125° − α = 97. E. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P. Russell Johnston..4° 125° − α = − 97.

Russell Johnston. Jr. Elliot R. Phillip J.5° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Eisenberg. David Mazurek. Beer.65 lb 950 lb or θ y = 130..78 lb 950 lb or θ z = 60. (a) Fx = ( 950 lb ) sin 50° cos 40° = 557. .48 lb 950 lb or θ x = 54. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e. E. Solution 73.78 lb Fz = 468 lb ! (b) cosθ x = 557.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.65 lb Fy = − 611 lb ! Fz = ( 950 lb ) sin 50° sin 40° = 467.0° ! cosθ z = 467. William E.1° ! cosθ y = − 610. Clausen. Ferdinand P.48 lb Fx = 557 lb ! Fy = − ( 950 lb ) cos 50° = − 610.

09 lb Fz = 519 lb ! −242.76 lb Fy = − 573 lb ! Fz = (810 lb ) cos 45° cos 25° = 519.76 lb 810 lb or θ y = 135. Russell Johnston.06 lb Fx = −242 lb ! Fy = − ( 810 lb ) sin 45° = − 572. 8/e. Eisenberg. Elliot R. David Mazurek. Beer.09 lb 810 lb or θ z = 50. Ferdinand P.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. (a) Fx = − ( 810 lb ) cos 45° sin 25° = − 242.1° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Clausen. Phillip J.0° ! cosθ z = 519.. Jr.4° ! cosθ y = − 572.06 lb 810 lb (b) cosθ x = or θ x = 107. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Solution 74. E. William E. .

Jr.3° ! cosθ y = 450.40 N 900 N or θ z = 111. Phillip J.00 N 900 N or θ y = 60..40 N 900 N or θ x = 38. E. 8/e. Clausen. Ferdinand P. Elliot R.00 N Fy = 450 N ! Fz = − ( 900 N ) cos 30° sin 25° = − 329. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. David Mazurek. Eisenberg.04 N Fz = − 329 N ! (b) cosθ x = 706.5° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Solution 75. (a) Fx = ( 900 N ) cos 30° cos 25° = 706.0° ! cosθ z = −329. William E. .40 N Fx = 706 N ! Fy = ( 900 N ) sin 30° = 450.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Beer. Russell Johnston.

.3° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.65 N 1900 N or θ x = 108. Ferdinand P. Clausen.26 N 1900 N or θ z = 83. Solution 76. . (a) Fx = − (1900 N ) sin 20° sin 70° = − 610. Phillip J. Beer.0° ! cosθ z = 222. David Mazurek.26 N Fz = 222 N ! (b) cosθ x = −610. Eisenberg. William E.42 N Fy = 1785 N ! Fz = (1900 N ) sin 20° cos 70° = 222. Jr. Elliot R.7° ! cosθ y = 1785. Russell Johnston.42 N 1900 N or θ y = 20.65 N Fx = − 611 N ! Fy = (1900 N ) cos 20° = 1785. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. E.

Russell Johnston. Clausen.555 lb 180 lb or θ z = 39. David Mazurek. Phillip J. Eisenberg. (a) Fx = (180 lb ) cos 35° sin 20° = 50..244 lb Fy = −103.430 lb Fx = 50. . Elliot R.0° ! cosθ z = 138. Jr.2 lb ! Fz = (180 lb ) cos 35° cos 20° = 138. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.6 lb ! (b) cosθ x = 50.244 lb 180 lb or θ y = 125. Ferdinand P.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.555 lb Fz = 138. E.4 lb ! Fy = − (180 lb ) sin 35° = −103.430 lb 180 lb or θ x = 73.7° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. William E. 8/e. Beer.7° ! cosθ y = −103. Solution 77.

. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Beer.880 lb Fz = 65.3 lb ! Fy = − (180 lb ) sin 30° = − 90. .880 lb 180 lb or θ z = 68.0 lb ! Fz = (180 lb ) cos 30° sin 25° = 65.279 lb 180 lb or θ x = 38.5° ! (b) cosθ x = Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.9 lb ! 141. David Mazurek. 8/e. William E. Elliot R. E. Solution 78. Clausen.000 lb 180 lb or θ y = 120.279 lb Fx = 141. Russell Johnston. Jr.000 lb Fy = − 90. Eisenberg.0° ! cosθ z = 65.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.3° ! cosθ y = −90. (a) Fx = (180 lb ) cos 30° cos 25° = 141. Ferdinand P. Phillip J.

E.107 N Fx = − 90.526 N Fy = 190. .5 N Fz = − ( 220 N ) cos 60° sin 35° = − 63.107 Ν 220 N θ x = 114.0° cosθ z = −63. Russell Johnston. David Mazurek. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.093 N 220 N θ z = 106.526 N 220 N θ y = 30.. Beer. Phillip J.093 N Fz = − 63. Clausen.1 N (b) cosθ x = −90.2° cosθ y = 190. Jr. Elliot R. William E. Solution 79.7° Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Ferdinand P. Eisenberg. (a) Fx = − ( 220 N ) cos 60° cos 35° = − 90.1 N Fy = ( 220 N ) sin 60° = 190.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. 8/e.

038 N 439..COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.38 N F = 439 N ! (b) cosθ x = 180 N 439. Phillip J. Elliot R. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. David Mazurek.48 N θ x = 65.8° ! Fy = ( 439. Jr. Ferdinand P. Beer.7° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Russell Johnston. E.0° ! Fz = − ( 439.48 N θ y = 30.48 N ) cos 60° sin 35° Fz = −126.60 N cosθ y = 380. William E. Solution 80.038 N cosθ z = −126. . Eisenberg.60 N 439. 8/e. (a) Fx = 180 N With Fx = F cos 60° cos 35° 180 N = F cos 60° cos 35° or F = 439. Clausen.48 N ) sin 60° Fy = 380.48 N θ z = 106.

7° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Clausen.2° ! cosθ y = Fy F = − 80 N 225 N θ y = 110. David Mazurek. Solution 81.8° ! cosθ z = Fz − 200 N = F 225 N θ z = 152.. 8/e. Ferdinand P. Russell Johnston. F= F = Fx2 + Fy2 + Fz2 ( 65 N )2 + ( − 80 N )2 + ( − 200 N )2 F = 225 N ! cosθ x = Fx 65 N = F 225 N θ x = 73. Phillip J. Jr. . William E. Beer. Elliot R. Eisenberg. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.

7° ! cosθ y = Fy F = 600 N 1950 N θ y = 72. E. Phillip J. Clausen. David Mazurek. William E. Solution 82. 8/e. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Beer. Jr.. . Ferdinand P. Elliot R.4° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.1° ! cosθ z = Fz −1800 N = 1950 N F θ z = 157. Russell Johnston. F= F = Fx2 + Fy2 + Fz2 ( 450 N )2 + ( 600 N )2 + ( −1800 N )2 F = 1950 N ! cosθ x = Fx 450 N = F 1950 N θ x = 76. Eisenberg.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.

67597 F= F = 73.8° ) cosθ y = − 0. David Mazurek.2° Fx = 53. Solution 83. (a) We have ( cosθ x ) + cosθ y 2 ( 2 ) + ( cosθ z )2 = 1 2 2 ( cosθ y ) 2 = 1 − ( cosθ x ) − ( cosθ z ) cosθ y < 0 2 Since Fy < 0 we must have Thus cosθ y = − 1 − ( cos 43. Clausen. Beer.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Eisenberg.0 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Russell Johnston.968 lb ) cos 43. Phillip J.968 lb ) cos83.99 lb ! F = 74. William E. E.968 lb And Fx = F cosθ x Fx = ( 73.67597 2 θ y = 132. Elliot R. Ferdinand P.9 lb ! Fz = F cosθ z Fz = ( 73. Jr.2° ) − cos ( 83.8° Fz = 7. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.. .5° ! (b) Then: F = Fy cosθ y − 50 lb − 0. 8/e.

Phillip J.7° ! (b) Then: F = Fz − 35 lb = cosθ z − 0. Beer. Ferdinand P. Elliot R.025 lb And Fx = F cosθ x Fx = ( 39.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.37 lb ! Fy = F cosθ y Fy = ( 39..4° ) cosθ z = − 0. Eisenberg.4° Fy = 7.89687 θ z = 153. (a) We have ( cosθ x ) + cosθ y 2 2 ( 2 ) + ( cosθ z )2 = 1 2 or ( cosθ z ) = 1 − ( cosθ x ) − cosθ y ( ) 2 Since Fz < 0 we must have Thus cosθ z < 0 2 2 cosθ z = − 1 − ( cos113. Solution 84.2° ) − cos ( 78.0 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Russell Johnston.85 lb ! F = 39. William E.89687 F = 39. 8/e. E. Clausen.025 lb ) cos113. David Mazurek. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Jr.2° Fx = −15. .025 lb ) cos 78.

8/e.3° ! cosθ z = cosθ z = Fz F 224. Solution 85. Russell Johnston. Ferdinand P. .47 N Fz = 224 N ! (b) cosθ x = cosθ x = Fx F 80 N 250 N θ x = 71. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Eisenberg. Phillip J. William E.1° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Jr. Elliot R.6 N ! Then F 2 = Fx2 + Fy2 + Fz2 ( 250 N )2 = (80 N )2 + ( 75. (a) We have Fy = F cosθ y Fy = ( 250 N ) cos 72..COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Clausen.4° Fy = 75.592 N )2 + Fz2 Fz = 224.47 N 250 N θ z = 26. David Mazurek.592 N Fy = 75. Beer.

Phillip J. E. Elliot R. Eisenberg.62 N Fy = 286 N ! (b) cosθ y = cosθ y = Fy F 285. Solution 86. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. . Russell Johnston.8° ! cosθ z = cosθ z = Fz F −120 N 320 N θ z = 112.5° Fx = − 80. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Ferdinand P.. Clausen.62 N 320 N θ y = 26. (a) Have Fx = F cosθ x Fx = ( 320 N ) cos104. Beer. Jr. David Mazurek.0° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.122 N )2 + Fy2 + ( −120 N )2 Fy = 285.122 N Fx = − 80. William E.1 N ! Then: F 2 = Fx2 + Fy2 + Fz2 ( 320 N )2 = ( − 80.

0 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Eisenberg..COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.) k DB = ( 36 in. Jr. Beer.0 lb ! (TDB ) z = − 30. TDB = TDBλDB = TDB TDB = 55 lb ( 36 in. Phillip J.0 lb ! (TDB ) y = − 35.)2 + ( − 36 in.) k   66 in. !!! " DB = ( 36 in.) j − ( 36 in. David Mazurek. E.)2 !!! " DB DB = 66 in.) i − ( 42 in. William E. Ferdinand P. Russell Johnston.)2 + ( − 42 in.) j − ( 36 in. 8/e. Solution 87.  = ( 30 lb ) i − ( 35 lb ) j − ( 30 lb ) k ∴ (TDB ) x = 30. . Elliot R. Clausen. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.) i − ( 42 in.

)2 !!! " EB EB = 75 in.  = ( 28.) i − ( 45 in. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.)2 + ( 48 in. Beer. William E. Jr.) k   75 in. Eisenberg.0 lb ! = 38.4 lb ) k ∴ (TEB ) x = 28.) k EB = ( 36 in. E.)2 + ( − 45 in.) j + ( 48 in. Ferdinand P. David Mazurek.) i − ( 45 in. Russell Johnston. Clausen. Solution 88. TEB = TEBλEB = TEB TEB = 60 lb ( 36 in. !!! " EB = ( 36 in.8 lb ) i − ( 36 lb ) j + ( 38. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Phillip J.4 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.8 lb ! (TEB ) y (TEB ) z = − 36.. . Elliot R.) j + ( 48 in.

. Ferdinand P. Elliot R. Phillip J. E. Solution 89. David Mazurek. Eisenberg.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Russell Johnston. Fz = − 500 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. 8/e. Jr. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Clausen. William E. Beer.. Fy = + 2000 N. !!! " BA = ( 4 m ) i + ( 20 m ) j − ( 5 m ) k BA = F = F λ BA ( 4 m )2 + ( 20 m )2 + ( − 5 m )2 = 21 m !!! " BA 2100 N ( 4 m ) i + ( 20 m ) j − ( 5 m ) k  = F =  21 m  BA F = ( 400 N ) i + ( 2000 N ) j − ( 500 N ) k Fx = + 400 N.

8 m ) k  = F =  25. Clausen. Phillip J. Ferdinand P. Elliot R.8 m ) k DA = F = F λ DA ( 4 m )2 + ( 20 m )2 + (14. Solution 90. Russell Johnston. Jr.2 m !!! " DA 1260 N ( 4 m ) i + ( 20 m ) j + (14.2 m  DA F = ( 200 N ) i + (1000 N ) j + ( 740 N ) k Fx = + 200 N. . Fy = + 1000 N.. William E. Fz = + 740 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.8 m )2 = 25. E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Eisenberg. Beer. David Mazurek. !!! " DA = ( 4 m ) i + ( 20 m ) j + (14. 8/e.

Russell Johnston. uuuv BG = − (1 m ) i + (1. E.8 m ) k BG = ( −1 m )2 + (1. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Elliot R. .25 m TBG = TBG λBG = TBG TBG = 450 N  − (1 m ) i + (1.85 m ) j − ( 0. William E. Beer. Ferdinand P.25 m  = − ( 200 N ) i + ( 370 N ) j − (160 N ) k ∴ (TBG ) x = − 200 N (TBG ) y = 370 N (TBG ) z = −160.. Solution 91.8 m )2 uuuv BG BG BG = 2. Jr.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.85 m ) j − ( 0.0 N Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. David Mazurek. Clausen. Eisenberg.8 m ) k   2.85 m )2 + ( − 0. Phillip J. 8/e.

5 m )2 + ( −1. uuuu v BH = ( 0. Phillip J.75 m )2 + (1.75 m ) i + (1. Russell Johnston. 8/e. Eisenberg.5 m ) k   2. Elliot R. Jr.25 m TBH = TBH λBH = TBH TBH = 600 N ( 0. Solution 92.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. William E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. David Mazurek.5 m ) j − (1.5 m )2 uuuu v BH BH = 2.25 m  = ( 200 N ) i + ( 400 N ) j − ( 400 N ) k ∴ (TBH ) x = 200 N (TBH ) y = 400 N (TBH ) z = − 400 N Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Beer.5 m ) j − (1.5 m ) k BH = ( 0. .75 m ) i + (1.. E. Clausen. Ferdinand P.

David Mazurek.2814 kips cosθ x = cos θ y = R = 4. Eisenberg.6569 kips ) j − ( 5.2089 kips = = − 0. P = ( 4 kips ) [ cos 30° sin 20°i − sin 30°j + cos 30° cos 20°k ] = (1. Ferdinand P. 8/e. Jr. . Phillip J.28 kips cos θ z = Rz − 2.7° θ y = 31.2089 kips ) k R= ( − 0.2814 kips Ry R = 3.27931 kip = = − 0.6569 kips = 0.18479 kips ) i − ( 2 kips ) j + ( 3.2814 kips or θ x = 93.46410 kips ) i + ( 5. Elliot R..3° θ z = 121. Clausen.4641 kips ) k R = P + Q = − ( 0. E. Solution 93.6569 kips )2 + ( − 2.6569 kips ) j − ( 2. William E.27931 kip)2 + (3. Beer.27931 kip ) i + ( 3. Russell Johnston.85414 4.1° Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.2814 kips R = 4.2089 kips)2 or Rx − 0.065238 R 4.51593 R 4. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.2552 kips ) k Q = (8 kips ) [ − cos 45° sin15°i + sin 45°j − cos 45° cos15°k ] = − (1.

David Mazurek. Phillip J.24628 R 2. Solution 94.7° θ y = 14.94975 kips ) j + ( 0.0144 kips cos θ x = cos θ y = R = 2.49610 kip = = 0.101700 kip ) k R= ( 0. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.94975 kips ) j − ( 4.0144 kips or θ x = 75.050486 R 2.0144 kips R = 2.94975 kips = 0.49610 kip)2 + (1.28109 kips ) i + ( 4. Clausen. P = ( 6 kips ) [ cos 30° sin 20°i − sin 30°j + cos 30° cos 20°k ] = (1.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.1° Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.7811 kips ) k R = P + Q = ( 0. Ferdinand P.101700 kip)2 or Rx 0.8828 kips ) k Q = ( 7 kips ) [ − cos 45° sin15°i + sin 45°j − cos 45° cos15°k ] = − (1.49610 kip ) i + (1.94975 kips)2 + ( 0. . Jr.967906 2. 8/e.77719 kips ) i − ( 3 kips ) j + ( 4.56° θ z = 87.01 kips cos θ z = Rz 0.0144 kips Ry R = 1. Beer. E. Elliot R.. William E. Eisenberg.101700 kip = = 0. Russell Johnston.

.4 N ) k Then and R = 1121. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. uuu r AB = − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 360 mm ) j + ( 270 mm ) k AB = ( − 600 mm )2 + (360 mm )2 + ( 270 mm )2 AB = 750 mm uuuv AC = − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 320 mm ) j − ( 510 mm ) k AC = ( − 600 mm )2 + ( 320 mm )2 + ( −510 mm )2 AC = 850 mm uuu r AB 510 N  − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 360 mm ) j + ( 270 mm ) k  TAB = TAB =  AB 750 mm  TAB = − ( 408 N ) i + ( 244.80 N − 275.8 N ) j − ( 275. Elliot R.80 N 532. Jr. . E. William E. Russell Johnston. Clausen. Phillip J.6° θ z = 104.80 N R = 1122 N θ x = 147.6 N ) k uuur AC 765 N  − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 320 mm ) j − ( 510 mm ) k  TAC = TAC =  AC 850 mm  TAC = − ( 540 N ) i + ( 288 N ) j − ( 459 N ) k R = TAB + TAC = − ( 948 N ) i + ( 532. David Mazurek. 8/e.2° Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.7° θ y = 61. Solution 95.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.8 N ) j + (183. Ferdinand P.4 N cos θ z = 1121. Beer.80 N − 948 N cos θ x = 1121. Eisenberg.8 N cos θ y = 1121.

William E.6 N ) k Then R = 1121.80 N R = 1122 N ! cos θ x = − 972 N θ x = 150.6 N cos θ z = θ z = 91.6° ! 1121. E. Beer. Ferdinand P. Phillip J. Clausen. Russell Johnston.80 N 559. 8/e. Jr.2 N cos θ y = θ y = 60.1° ! 1121. Solution 96.2 N ) j + ( 275. .1° ! 1121. Eisenberg. Elliot R..80 N Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.80 N − 30. !!! " AB = − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 360 mm ) j + ( 270 mm ) k AB = ( − 600 mm )2 + ( 360 mm)2 + ( 270 mm) 2 = 750 mm AB = 750 mm !!!" AC = − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 320 mm ) j − ( 510 mm ) k AC = ( − 600 mm )2 + ( 320 mm) 2 + ( − 510 mm) 2 = 850 mm AC = 850 mm !!! " AB 765 N  − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 360 mm ) j + ( 270 mm ) k  TAB = TAB =  AB 750 mm  TAB = − ( 612 N ) i + ( 367. David Mazurek.4 N ) k !!!" AC 510 N  − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 320 mm ) j − ( 510 mm ) k  TAC = TAC =  AC 850 mm  TAC = − ( 360 N ) i + (192 N ) j − ( 306 N ) k R = TAB + TAC = − ( 972 N ) i + ( 559. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.2 N ) j − ( 30.

81 lb ( RA ) z = ΣFz = ( 760 lb) sin 50° sin 40° + (1492. David Mazurek.65 lb ) k RA = 2038.41 lb) sin 45° ( RA ) y = −1543. Solution 97.65 lb ∴ R A = − (1543. . Jr.1 lb θ x = 90.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.1 lb RA = 2040 lb Then cosθ x = cos θ y = 0 2038. Beer.81 lb 2038. E. Eisenberg. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.2° θ z = 49. Have TAB = ( 760 lb )( sin 50° cos 40°i − cos 50°j + sin 50° sin 40°k ) TAC = TAC ( − cos 45° sin 25°i − sin 45° j + cos 45° cos 25°k ) (a) R A = TAB + TAC ( RA ) x = 0 ∴ ( RA ) x = ΣFx = 0: ( 760 lb) sin 50° cos 40° − TAC cos 45° sin 25° = 0 or TAC = 1492.2° cos θ z = 1330.1 lb −1543.0° θ y = 139.1 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Russell Johnston.65 lb 2038. Phillip J.41 lb ∴ TAC = 1492 lb (b) ( RA ) y = ΣFy = ( − 760 lb) cos 50° − (1492. Clausen.41 lb) cos 45° cos 25° ( RA ) z = 1330.81 lb ) j + (1330. 8/e. William E. Ferdinand P. Elliot R..

COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.2° 873.78 lb 1338.75 lb ( RA ) z = ΣFz = ( 499. Elliot R. .06 lb) sin 50° sin 40° + (980 lb) cos 45° cos 25° ( RA ) z = 873. E.35 lb RA = 1338 lb Then and cos θ x = 0 1338.35 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Ferdinand P.35 lb θ x = 90.75 lb 1338. Jr. Russell Johnston.0° cos θ y = cos θ z = θ y = 139.78 lb ∴ R A = − (1013.78 lb ) k RA = 1338. Clausen. Phillip J. 8/e..06 lb) cos 50° − (980 lb) sin 45° ( RA ) y = −1013. Have TAB = TAB ( sin 50° cos 40°i − cos 50°j + sin 50° sin 40°k ) TAC = ( 980 lb )( − cos 45° sin 25°i − sin 45°j + cos 45° cos 25°k ) (a) R A = TAB + TAC ( RA ) x = 0 ∴ ( RA ) x = ΣFx = 0: TAB sin 50° cos 40° − ( 980 lb ) cos 45° sin 25° = 0 or TAB = 499.06 lb ∴ TAB = 499 lb (b) ( RA ) y = ΣFy = − ( 499. Eisenberg.75 lb ) j + (873. Beer.35 lb −1013. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.2° θ z = 49. Solution 98. David Mazurek. William E.

COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Eisenberg. . E. Ferdinand P. Jr. Russell Johnston. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e. David Mazurek. Cable AB: !!! " AB = − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 360 mm ) j + ( 270 mm ) k AB = ( − 600 mm )2 + ( 360 mm)2 + ( 270 mm) 2 = 750 mm TAB = TAB !!! " AB 600 N  − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 360 mm ) j + ( 270 mm ) k  =  AB 750 mm  Cable AC: AC = TAB = − ( 480 N ) i + ( 288 N ) j + ( 216 N ) k !!!" AC = − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 320 mm ) j − ( 510 mm ) k ( − 600 mm )2 + ( 320 mm) 2 + ( − 510 mm) 2 = 850 mm TAC = TAC !!!" AC TAC  − ( 600 mm ) i + ( 320 mm ) j − ( 510 mm ) k  =  AC 850 mm  TAC = − Load P: (a) (b) 60 32 51 TAC i + TAC j − TAC k 85 85 85 P = − Pj = ΣFz = 0: ( RA ) z ( 216 N ) − ( 288 N ) + 51 TAC = 0 85 32 TAC − P = 0 85 or or TAC = 360 N ! P = 424 N ! ( RA ) y = ΣFy = 0: Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Beer. Phillip J. Elliot R. Clausen. Solution 99.. William E.

8 ( 4. David Mazurek. Eisenberg. Beer. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. See Problem 2.3 kN )  3   43  or TAB = 4.8 TAB + 255 TAD − W = 0 172 (1) (2) (3) From Equation (1)  5   25  TAB =     ( 4. and (3) below.1667 kN From Equation (3) 0.3 kN ) − W = 0 172 ∴ W = 9. Ferdinand P. E. Elliot R. Russell Johnston.101 for the figure and the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1). Phillip J. . Clausen. 8/e.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.71 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Jr.  5   25  TAB =     TAD  3   43   17   18  TAC =     TAD  8   43  0.. (2). William E. Solution 102.1667 kN ) + 255 ( 4.

. William E. David Mazurek.15 N From Equation (2): − 4 700 ( 259 N ) − ( 479. Elliot R. Jr. Ferdinand P. . Eisenberg. Phillip J. Beer. Russell Johnston. E. 8/e. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.15 N ) + P = 0 5 407 ∴ P = 1031 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System j component: 4 28 56 − TAB − TAC − TAD + P = 0 5 37 65 4 28 56  65 7  − TAB − TAC −  ⋅ TAC  + P = 0  11 37  5 37 65 4 700 − TAB − TAC + P = 0 5 407 (2) k component: 21 33 TAC − TAD = 0 37 65 or  65   7  TAD =     TAC  11   37  (3) From Equation (1):  20  259 N =   TAC  37  or TAC = 479. Clausen.

Phillip J. . David Mazurek. Jr. Clausen. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.103 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1). See Problem 2. Russell Johnston. and (3) TAB = − 20 TAC 37 (1) 4 700 TAB − TAC + P = 0 (2) 5 407  65  7  TAD =    TAC  11  37  (3) Substituting for TAC = 444 N into Equation (1) Gives or TAB = 20 ( 444 N ) 37 TAB = 240 N And from Equation (3) − 4 700 ( 240 N ) − ( 444 N ) + P = 0 5 407 ∴ P = 956 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.. Ferdinand P. E. Beer. Eisenberg. William E. Solution 104. Elliot R. (2).COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. 8/e.

4 in. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.6 in. Eisenberg.6     FCA = FCAλCA = FCA ( 9.) k   12.8 in. Beer.6 in. = 14. ( 9.)2 ( 9.6 in.) i + ( 9.2 in.6 in. d BA = dCA = d DA = ( −11 in.)2 + ( 9. Clausen.)2 + ( − 7. Russell Johnston.6 in. Phillip J. = 12.2 in.) j + ( 4. Elliot R. E. Solution 105.   4  3  = FCA   j −   k  5   5  FDA = FDAλDA = FDA ( 9.6  4 2  14.0 in.6 in..0 in.) k   14.) j  14.6   = FBA  −  i +   j 14.6 in.6   14.)2 + ( 9.6  FBA +  5  FCA +  3  FDA − P = 0       3 1 −   FCA +   FDA = 0 5 3 component: component: component: (1) (2) (3) continued j k Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.) i + ( 9. 8/e. .)2 + ( 4.)2 = 14.4 in.) j − ( 7.8 in. Ferdinand P.   2  2 1  = FDA   i +   j +   k  3  3   3  P = −Pj At point A: i ΣF = 0: FBA + FCA + FDA + P = 0  11  2 −  FBA +  3  FDA = 0  14.6     9. David Mazurek.6 in. William E.    11   9. Jr.)2 FBA = FBAλBA = FBA ( −11 in.6 in.6 in.

David Mazurek. Eisenberg.9 lb " Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. (3) for FCA gives: 5 FCA =   ( 33 lb ) 9 Substituting into Eqn. 8/e.6  2  29.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System From Equation (1)  14. William E.6   4  5  2  14. Russell Johnston.2 lb =    FDA  11  3  or FDA = 33 lb 5 FCA =   FDA 9 Solving Eqn.6  ( 29. E. . FDA. Ferdinand P.2 lb ) +  5  9  ( 33 lb ) +  3  ( 33 lb ) − P = 0        ∴ P = 55. Elliot R. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Clausen. Phillip J. Jr. (2) for FBA . and FCA in terms of FDA gives:  9.6  2  FBA =    FDA  11  3   14. Beer..

and (3) below.6 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Russell Johnston. Elliot R. See Problem 2. 8/e.6  4 2   FBA +   FCA +   FDA − P = 0  14.  11  2 −  FBA +   FDA = 0  14.581 lb  14.581 lb )  11  3  or FBA = 23. Ferdinand P.6  2   4  5  2     FDA +    FDA +   FDA − P = 0  14. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Clausen. (2).77 lb and FDA = 26.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Eisenberg. Beer. William E. Solution 106.6  2  FBA =    FDA  11  3  5 FCA =   FDA 9 Substituting into Equation (2) for FBA and FCA gives:  9.5 lb 5 and FCA =   ( 26.6  14.6  11  3   5  9  3  838  or   FDA = P  495  Since P = 45 lb  838    FDA = 45 lb  495  or FDA = 26.6  5 3  3 1 −   FCA +   FDA = 0 (3) 5  3 From Equation (1): From Equation (3): (1) (2)  14. .6  2  and FBA =    ( 26.. Phillip J. Jr.581 lb ) 9 or FCA = 14. David Mazurek.6  3  9.105 for the figure and the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1).

using conventional methods for solving Linear Algebraic Equations (MATLAB or Maple. Phillip J. at A: ΣF = 0: TAB + TAC + TAD + Pj = 0 Equating the factors of i.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System With P = Pj. Russell Johnston.. for example).66 kN " Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P. Clausen.50847TAC − 0.84746TAC − 0. William E. (2) and (3). we obtain: TAC = 1. Eisenberg. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.963 kN TAD = 1. set TAB = 3. we obtain the linear algebraic equations: i : − 0. Jr.58730TAD = 0 (1) (2) (3) In Equations (1). and k to zero.23810TAB + 0. and. j.95238TAB − 0.152542TAC − 0.190476TAB + 0.158730TAD = 0 j: − 0. Beer.79365TAD + P = 0 k : 0.6 kN.969 kN P = 6. Elliot R. . E. 8/e.

Ferdinand P.61 kN P = 8. Clausen. to obtain TAB = 4. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Beer. we substitute TAC = 2. David Mazurek. 8/e. Russell Johnston. . William E.77 kN TAD = 2. for example). Solution 108. (2) and (3). Elliot R. E.81 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.. Eisenberg.107. Phillip J. Jr.6 kN and solve the three resulting linear equations using conventional tools for solving Linear Algebraic Equations (MATLAB or Maple. particularly Equations (1). Based on the results of Problem 2.

Russell Johnston.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.111111TAC + 0. Beer. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.44444TAC − 0.5 ft TAB  − ( 6.190476TAB + 0.5 ft ) i − (8 ft ) j + ( 2 ft ) k AB = TAB = ( −6.88889 j + 0.96970TAD + W = 0 (1) (2) (3) 0.75 ft )2 + ( −8 ft )2 + ( −1 ft )2 = 8. E.25 ft  = TAD ( 0.96970 j − 0. Clausen. (2).44444k ) !!!" AD = (1. 8/e.75 ft ) i − ( 8 ft ) j − (1 ft ) k   8. David Mazurek.88889TAC − 0.61905TAB + 0.121212k ) At A ΣF = 0 ΣFx = 0: ΣFy = 0: ΣFz = 0: −0. .76190TAB − 0.5 ft  = TAB ( −0. Jr.21212i − 0.25 ft TAD (1.5 ft ) i − ( 8 ft ) j + ( 2 ft ) k   10.61905i − 0.121212TAD = 0 Substituting for W = 320 lb and Solving Equations (1)..75 ft ) i − ( 8 ft ) j − (1 ft ) k AD = TAD = (1. Solution 109.76190 j + 0.2 lb ! TAC = 27.111111i − 0. Phillip J. Ferdinand P.7 lb ! TAD = 237 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.5 ft )2 + ( −8 ft )2 + ( 2 ft )2 = 10. Eisenberg. William E. (3) simultaneously yields: TAB = 86.21212TAD = 0 −0. Elliot R. !!! " AB = − ( 6.190476k ) !!!" AC = (1 ft ) i − ( 8 ft ) j + ( 4 ft ) k AC = TAC = (1 ft )2 + ( −8 ft )2 + ( 4 ft )2 = 9 ft TAC (1 ft ) i − ( 8 ft ) j + ( 4 ft ) k   9 ft  = TAC ( 0.

(2).121212TAD = 0 (1) (2) (3) Now substituting for TAD = 220 lb Gives: − 0. Elliot R. E. Eisenberg. Ferdinand P.61905 TAB + 0.190476 TAB + 0.44444 TAC − 0. 8/e.96970 TAD + W = 0 0.61905 TAB + 0. Solution 110. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.111111TAC + 0.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.992 lb and TAC = 25.88889 TAC − 213.. Jr.76190 TAB − 0. .662 = 0 − 0. Russell Johnston.190476 TAB + 0.716 lb (4) (5) (6) Substituting into Equation (5) yields W = 297 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.76190 TAB − 0.88889 TAC − 0.44444 TAC − 26. Clausen. and (3) shown below. − 0. David Mazurek. Phillip J.111111TAC + 46. William E.21212 TAD = 0 − 0. See Problem 2.33 + W = 0 0.109 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1). Beer.666 = 0 Solving Equations (4) and (6) simultaneously gives TAB = 79.

. Beer. Note that because the line of action of each of the cords passes through the vertex A of the cone. Jr. the cords all have the same length. . Eisenberg. for example. Solution 111. David Mazurek. Russell Johnston. the unit vector along BE is identical to the unit vector along the generator AB. Phillip J. Elliot R.2 lb: Solving the resulting Equations (1). Thus. and k. Clausen. (2). j. we obtain: TCF = 0. Hence: λ AB = λ BE = cos 45°i + 8j − sin 45°k 65  cos 45°i + 8j − sin 45°k  TBE = TBE λ BE = TBE   65    cos 30°i + 8j + sin 30°k  TCF = TCF λ CF = TCF   65    − cos15°i + 8 j − sin15°k  TDG = TDG λ DG = TDG   65   It follows that: At A: ΣF = 0: TBE + TCF + TDG + W + P = 0 Then.669 lb TDG = 0. for example). and (3) using conventional methods in Linear Algebra (elimination. 8/e. isolating the factors of i.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. and the unit vectors lying along the cords are parallel to the unit vectors lying along the generators of the cone. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.603 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. matrix methods or iteration – with MATLAB or Maple. William E.746 lb W = 1. Ferdinand P. we obtain three algebraic equations: i: or TBE T T cos 45° + CF cos 30° − DG cos15° + P = 0 65 65 65 (1) TBE cos 45° + TCF cos30° − TDG cos15° + P 65 = 0 j: TBE TBE + TCF + TDG − W 8 8 8 + TCF + TDG −W = 0 65 65 65 65 =0 8 (2) or k: − or TBE T T sin 45° + CF sin 30° − DG sin15° = 0 65 65 65 (3) −TBE sin 45° + TCF sin 30° − TDG sin15° = 0 With P = 0 and the tension in cord BE = 0.

the range of values of P for which the cord CF is taut can found by solving Equations (1). Elliot R. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e.6 lb . Solution 112. (2). we obtain: TCF = ( −1. for example). matrix methods or iteration – with MATLAB or Maple. for TCF > 0 or −1. (2). David Mazurek.386 lb ∴ φ ≤ P < 0.668 ) lb Hence. using conventional methods in Linear Algebra (elimination. Beer. and (3) with unknown P. Ferdinand P. See Problem 2. E. Phillip J. Solving (1).729P + 0.. and (3) below: i : TBE cos 45° + TCF cos 30° − TDG cos15° + 65 P = 0 j: TBE + TCF + TDG − W (1) (2) (3) 65 =0 8 k : − TBE sin 45° + TCF sin 30° − TDG sin15° = 0 With W = 1. Jr. and (3) for the tension TCF as a function of P and requiring it to be positive (> 0).111 for the Figure and the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1). Eisenberg. William E. Clausen. (2). .729P + 0. Russell Johnston.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.668 > 0 P < 0.386 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.

Eisenberg. Solution 113. David Mazurek. and (3) simultaneously: TDA = 62. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Clausen..81 m/s 2 = 156. 8/e. Elliot R.7 N ! 0. William E. Russell Johnston. .11 mm  TDA = TDAλDA = = TDA ( 0.83205 j) TDB = TDBλDB = TDB  − ( 200 mm ) i − ( 600 mm ) j + (150 mm ) k   650 mm  12 3   4 = TDB  − i − j + k 13 13 13   TDC = TDC λDC TDC = TDC  − ( 200 mm ) i − ( 600 mm ) j − (150 mm ) k   650 mm  12 3   4 = TDC  − i − j − k 13 13 13   W = Wj At point D ΣF = 0: TDA + TDB + TDC + W = 0 i component: j component: k component: Setting W = (16 kg ) 9.7 N ! TDC = 56.83205 TDA ( ) 4 4 TDB − TDC = 0 13 13 12 12 − TDB − TDC + W = 0 13 13 3 3 TDB − TDC = 0 13 13 (1) (2) (3) Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.55470 TDA − −0. Ferdinand P.11 mm = 650 mm = 650 mm ( − 200 mm )2 + ( − 600 mm )2 + (150 mm )2 ( − 200 mm )2 + ( − 600 mm )2 + ( −150 mm )2 TDA ( 400 mm ) i − ( 600 mm ) j  721. E. (2). Phillip J.96 N And Solving Equations (1).COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Beer. d DA = d DB = d DC = ( 400 mm )2 + ( − 600 mm )2 = 721. Jr.55470i − 0.9 N ! TDB = 56.

30151k ) TDC = TDC λDC = TDC  − ( 200 mm ) i − ( 600 mm ) j − ( 200 mm ) k   663. . Eisenberg. E.83205 TDA − 0.11 mm  TDA = TDAλDA = = TDA ( 0..30151TDB − 0.90454 j + 0.8 N ! ( ) Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. William E.32 mm  = TDC ( − 0.90454 TDC + W = 0 (1) (2) (3) 0. Jr.55470i − 0.9 N ! TDB = 57.8 N ! TDC = 57.32 mm = 663. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. and (3) simultaneously: TDA = 62. Phillip J.55470 TDA − 0. Solution 114.30151i − 0.90454 j − 0.30151k ) At point D i component: j component: k component: ΣF = 0: TDA + TDB + TDC + W = 0 0. (2). Clausen.90454 TDB − 0. Russell Johnston. d DA = d DB = d DC = ( 400 mm )2 + ( − 600 mm )2 = 721. Beer.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.83205 j) TDB = TDBλDB = TDB  − ( 200 mm ) i − ( 600 mm ) j + ( 200 mm ) k   663.30151TDC = 0 Setting W = (16 kg ) 9. David Mazurek.11 mm = 663.30151TDB − 0.96 N And Solving Equations (1).30151i − 0.81 m/s 2 = 156.30151TDC = 0 −0. 8/e.32 mm  = TDB ( − 0.32 mm ( − 200 mm )2 + ( − 600 mm )2 + ( 200 mm )2 ( − 200 mm )2 + ( − 600 mm )2 + ( − 200 mm )2 TDA ( 400 mm ) i − ( 600 mm ) j  721. Ferdinand P. Elliot R.

Beer.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.36 kN ! TAD = 2.37 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Russell Johnston. Phillip J. Jr.33 kN ! TAC = 2. Solution 115. Clausen.107 and 2. Ferdinand P. David Mazurek.295P TAD = 0.108: TAB = 0. Elliot R.2959P Using P = 8 kN: TAB = 4. E.5409 P TAC = 0. 8/e. Eisenberg. From the solutions of 2.. William E. .

Solution 116.. Phillip J.5 m ) i − ( 6 m ) j − ( 8 m ) k   14.6 j) WO = − W j At point A: ΣF = 0: FBA + TAC + TAD + WAE + WO = 0 i component: 2 21 6 FBA − TAC − TAD + 0.8i − 0. 8/e. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P.5 m )2 + ( − 6 m )2 + ( − 8 m )2 ( − 6 m )2 + ( − 6 m )2 + ( 7 m )2 ( 6 m )2 + ( − 4. Beer. Russell Johnston. Clausen. Eisenberg. Jr.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Elliot R. d BA = ( 6 m )2 + ( 6 m )2 + ( 3 m )2 =9m d AC = d AD = d AE = ( −10.5 mm = 11 mm FBA = FBAλBA = FBA ( 6 m ) i + ( 6 m ) j + ( 3 m ) k   9m 2 1  2 = FBA  i + j + k  3 3  3 TAC = TAC λ AC = TAC  − (10.5 m = 14. E. William E.5 m  = W ( 0.5 m  12 16   21 = TAC  − i − j− k 29 29 29   TAD = TAD λ AD = TAD − ( 6 m ) i − ( 6 m ) j + ( 7 m ) k   11 m  6 7   6 = TAD  − i − j + k  11 11   11 WAE = WAE λ AE = W ( 6 m ) i − ( 4.8W = 0 3 29 11 (1) continued Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. .5 m )2 = 7.5 m ) j  7.

Beer. Ferdinand P. Eisenberg.81 m/s 2 = 196.2 N And Solving Equations (1). Elliot R. William E. . Russell Johnston. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.6W = 0 3 29 11 1 16 7 FBA − TAC + TAD = 0 3 29 11 (2) (3) Setting W = ( 20 kg ) 9. (2). and (3) simultaneously: ( ) FBA = 1742 N TAC = 1517 N TAD = 403 N Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System j component: k component: 2 12 6 FBA − TAC − TAD − 1. David Mazurek. Jr. Phillip J.. 8/e. Clausen.

Phillip J. Solution 117. Beer. 8/e. David Mazurek.5 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.. Jr. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.64279 TBD − 0.59 lb ! TCD = 30. E. Elliot R. and (3) simultaneously: TAD = 30. Clausen.591 lb ΣFz = 0: (2) TAD sin 30° cos 50° + TBD sin 30° sin 40° − TCD sin 30° sin 60° = 0 or 0. Eisenberg.86603TCD = 0 (3) Solving Equations (1). Ferdinand P.76604 TAD + 0. (2).64279 TAD + 0.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Russell Johnston. William E. .76604 TBD + 0. ΣFx = 0: − TAD ( sin 30° )( sin 50° ) + TBD ( sin 30° )( cos 40° ) + TCD ( sin 30° )( cos 60° ) = 0 Dividing through by sin 30° and evaluating: − 0.5 lb ! TBD = 10.5 TCD = 0 ΣFy = 0: − TAD ( cos 30° ) − TBD ( cos 30° ) − TCD ( cos 30° ) + 62 lb = 0 (1) or TAD + TBD + TCD = 71.

37137TDG TBE ( sin 30° + sin 45° ) + TDG ( sin 30° + sin15° ) = 0. Jr.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Solution 118.111 and 2. have TBE + TCF + TDG = 0. Elliot R. William E. Eisenberg.29028 lb 65 or 0 ≤ P ≤ 0.1600 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.73205TDG − P 65 = 0 ∴ TDG is taut for P < 1..66790 − 0.29028 − 1. Beer.2 65 sin 30° or Substituting (4) and (5) into (1′) : TBE = 0. From the solutions to Problems 2.2 65 sin 45° or Multiplying (2′) by sin 30° and subtracting (3) from the result: TCF = 0. Ferdinand P. Phillip J.94455 − 0.62863TDG (5) 1. David Mazurek. Clausen. . 8/e. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.112. Russell Johnston.2 65 −TBE sin 45° + TCF sin 30° − TDG sin15° = 0 (2′) (3) TBE cos 45° + TCF cos 30° − TDG cos15° − P 65 = 0 (1′ ) Applying the method of elimination to obtain a desired result: Multiplying (2′) by sin 45° and adding the result to (3): TCF ( sin 45° + sin 30° ) + TDG ( sin 45° − sin15° ) = 0.

48 j + 0.6 TAB − 0.64k ) TAC = TAC λ AC = TAC  − ( 30 ft ) i + ( 20 ft ) j − (12 ft ) k   38 ft  20 12   30 = TAC  − i + j− k 38 38   38 N= 16 30 Ni + Nj 34 34 W = − (175 lb ) j At point A: ΣF = 0: TAB + TAC + N + W = 0 i component: j component: k component: − 0. 8/e. William E. Phillip J. (2). .48 TAB + 0.9 lb TAC = 62. and (3) simultaneously: TAB = 30. Jr. Eisenberg.6i + 0.5 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Elliot R. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Clausen.64 TAB − 30 16 TAC + N=0 38 34 20 30 TAC + N − 175 lb = 0 38 34 (1) (2) (3) 12 TAC = 0 38 Solving Equations (1).. Solution 119. E. Beer. Russell Johnston.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P. d AB = d AC = ( − 30 ft )2 + ( 24 ft )2 + ( 32 ft )2 = 50 ft = 38 ft ( − 30 ft )2 + ( 20 ft )2 + ( −12 ft )2 TAB = TAB λ AB = TAB  − ( 30 ft ) i + ( 24 ft ) j + ( 32 ft ) k   50 ft  = TAB ( − 0.

COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Now at point A: ΣF = 0: TAB + TAC + N + W + P = 0 i component: j component: k component: − 0.2 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Include force P = − ( 45 lb ) k with other forces of Problem 2.48 TAB + 0. William E. Clausen. David Mazurek. (3). and (3) simultaneously: TAB = 81. Refer to the solution of problem 2. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.119 and the resulting linear algebraic Equations (1). Ferdinand P.3 lb TAC = 22. Solution 120.. 8/e. Eisenberg.64 TAB − 30 16 TAC + N=0 38 34 20 30 TAC + N − 175 lb = 0 38 34 12 TAC − 45 lb = 0 38 (1) (2) (3) Solving (1). Jr.119. Phillip J. Elliot R. Beer. E. (2). (2).6 TAB − 0. Russell Johnston. .

Note: BE shares the same unit vector as AB.119806 TDG = 0 0.5 N and P = 0. (3) simultaneously: Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. At point A: ΣF = 0: TBE + TCE + TDG + W + P = 0 i component: j component: k component: 0. David Mazurek.032102 TDG + P = 0 (1) (2) (3) TBE = 1.062016 TCF − 0. (2).087704 TBE + 0.56 mm  TDG  − ( 25 mm ) cos15°i + ( 200 mm ) j − ( 25 mm ) sin15°k   201. Phillip J.99226 TCF + 0. Beer. Clausen.56 mm  P = Pk W = − W j. Eisenberg.99226 TDG − W = 0 − 0. Ferdinand P.89 N ! Setting W = 10. Elliot R.38 N ! TDG = 4. E. . William E. and solving (1).56 mm TBE ( 25 mm ) cos 45°i + ( 200 mm ) j − ( 25 mm ) sin 45°k   201. Jr.99226 TBE + 0.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2..310 N ! TCF = 4. 8/e. Solution 121. Russell Johnston.087704 TBE + 0.56 mm  TCF ( 25 mm ) cos 30°i + ( 200 mm ) j + ( 25 mm ) sin 30°k   201. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Thus: λBE = λ AB = TBE = TBE λBE = TCF = TCF λCF = TDG = TDG λDG = ( 25 mm ) cos 45°i + ( 200 mm ) j − ( 25 mm ) sin 45°k 201.107415 TCF − 0.

(2). and solving (1).107415 TCF − 0. 8/e.99226 TCF + 0.. William E. Clausen.087704 TBE + 0. . Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.087704 TBE + 0.062016 TCF − 0.58 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Solution 122. See Problem 2. Beer. Elliot R.5 N and P = 0. Phillip J.119806 TDG = 0 j component: 0.99226 TBE + 0.99226 TDG − W = 0 (1) (2) k component: − 0.121 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1).032102 TDG + P = 0 Setting W = 10. Eisenberg. and (3) below: i component: 0. Russell Johnston. (3) simultaneously: (3) TBE = 4.84 N ! TCF = 1. (2).COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Ferdinand P. E.157 N ! TDG = 4. David Mazurek.5 N. Jr.

. Eisenberg. Elliot R. William E. Russell Johnston.4 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.92535 TADB − 0. Clausen. Ferdinand P. Phillip J.84327 (17 lb ) − W = 0 or W = 143. Jr. E.109395 TADB + 0. David Mazurek.52705 (17 lb ) = 0 or TADB = 81.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System And writing ΣFy = 0 gives: 1. Beer.9 lb ) − 0.84327 TDC − W = 0 Substituting into equation (3) for TDC = 17 lb gives: (4) − 0. 8/e.9 lb gives: 1.92535 ( 81.9 lb Substituting into equation (4) for TDC = 17 lb and TADB = 81..

109395 TADB + 0. William E.92535 TADB − 0. Clausen. See Problem 2.6 lb ! TDC = 14.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.84327 TDC − W = 0 (4) Substituting for W = 120 lb and solving equations (3) and (4) simultaneously yields TADB = 68.23 lb ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics..52705 TDC = 0 (3) 1. Phillip J. Eisenberg. Solution 124.123 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (3) and (4) below: − 0. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 8/e. Ferdinand P. David Mazurek. Beer. Jr. . Elliot R. Russell Johnston.

7 m )2 + ( 2.4 m ) j − ( 0.4 m )2 + ( − 0. Phillip J. E.6 m )2 ( 2. Clausen.3 m ) k   2.8 m ) k   3m = TAC ( 0.2 m )2 = 2.8 m )2 =3m = 5.4 m )2 + (1. William E. d AB = d AC = d AD = d AE = ( − 2.4 m ) j + (1.7 m ) i + ( 2. Jr. Russell Johnston.4 m )2 + (1. Ferdinand P.4 m ) j − ( 3.6 m ) k   5.7 m = 3. Elliot R.4 m )2 + ( 2.2 m ) i + ( 2.7 m  16 2  8 = TADE  i + j − k 9 9 9   continued Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Beer.1 m (1. 8/e.2 m )2 + ( 2. Solution 125.3 m )2 ( − 2..8 j + 0. David Mazurek. .COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.6k ) TAD = 2TADE λ AD = 2TADE (1.1 m  8 12   9 = TAB  − i + j − k 17 17   17 TAC = TAC λ AC = TAC ( 2. Eisenberg.4 m )2 + ( − 3.6 m TAB = TAB λ AB = TAB  − ( 2. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.

William E. Clausen. Elliot R.125 for the analysis leading to the linear algebraic Equations (1′ ) . 8/e. Solution 126.8 TAC + 17 TADE = 0 (1′) ( 2′) ( 3′) TAC = 221 N ! Setting TAB = 300 N and solving (1). and ( 3′ ) below: i component: j component: k component: − 81 TAB + 34 TADE = 0 72 TAB + 122. E. Eisenberg.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Beer. (2). Phillip J. Jr. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. David Mazurek. See Problem 2. (3) simultaneously: (a) (b) TADE = 715 N ! (c) W = 2060 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Ferdinand P. ( 2′ ) .4 TAC + 37.. .4 TADE = 153 W −108 TAB + 91. Russell Johnston.

Phillip J. Solution 127.4i − yk + zk AB 1 m Where y and z are in units of meters. Free-Body Diagrams of collars For both Problems 2..84 m 2 Thus. with y given. from the free body diagram of collar B: ΣF = 0: N x i + N y j + Qk − TABλ AB = 0 continued Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Eisenberg. Diagram of collar A: ΣF = 0: N x i + N zk + Pj + TAB λ AB = 0 Setting the j coefficient to zero gives: P − yTAB = 0 With P = 680 N.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.128: ( AB )2 Here or = x2 + y 2 + z 2 2 (1 m )2 = ( 0.B.40 m ) + y 2 + z 2 y 2 + z 2 = 0.40i − yj + zk ) m = 0. z is determined. TAB = 680 N y Now. Now λ AB uuu r AB 1 = = ( 0. E. Clausen. 8/e. Beer. Jr. Elliot R. m. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P.127 and 2. . From the F. Russell Johnston. William E.

y = 300 mm = 0. . from the specifications of the problem.. Eisenberg. William E.84 m 2 − ( 0. Elliot R.963 kN ! TAB = 680 N = 2266. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Russell Johnston. 8/e.866 m 2 and (a) or and (b) or Q = 2266. Phillip J. David Mazurek.2 N Q = 1.7 N 0.866 ) = 1963.3 m z 2 = 0.7 ( 0.27 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Ferdinand P. Beer. Jr. E.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Setting the k coefficient to zero gives: Q − TAB z = 0 And using the above result for TAB we have Q = TAB z = 680 N z y Then.3 m ) ∴ z = 0.30 TAB = 2. Clausen.

Solution 128. . From the analysis of Problem 2. particularly the results: y 2 + z 2 = 0.84 m 2 − ( 0. Clausen. 8/e. Beer. William E.73314 ) N = 906 N Q = 0. David Mazurek. Ferdinand P. E. Phillip J. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Russell Johnston. we obtain: z 2 = 0. Elliot R.55 TAB = 1.55 m ) ∴ z = 0. Jr.55 m.127. Eisenberg.84 m 2 TAB = Q= 680 N y 680 N z y With y = 550 mm = 0.236 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.36 N 0.906 kN ! TAB = 680 N = 1236..COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.36 ( 0.73314 m 2 and (a) or and (b) or Q = 1236.

Beer. David Mazurek. Using the triangle rule and the Law of Sines (a) Have: 20 lb 14 lb = sin α sin 30° sin α = 0.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. William E.1 lb Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Solution 129.4° Then: R 14 lb = sin104. Phillip J.71428 α = 45. Ferdinand P.4° sin 30° R = 27.. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Eisenberg. Clausen. Russell Johnston. E. .6° ) = 104.6° (b) β = 180° − ( 30° + 45. 8/e. Jr. Elliot R.

Russell Johnston. Beer.0 N ! Fy = 480 N ! 435 N Force:  210  Fx = +435 N    290   200  Fy = +435 N    290  Fx = 315 N ! Fy = 300 N ! 510 N Force:  120  Fx = +510 N    255   225  Fy = −510 N    255  Fx = 240 N ! Fy = −450 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. William E. Eisenberg. Phillip J.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. . Clausen.. We compute the following distances: OA = OB = OC = ( 70 )2 + ( 240 )2 = 250 mm = 290 mm = 255 mm ( 210 )2 + ( 200 )2 (120 )2 + ( 225)2 500 N Force:  70  Fx = −500 N    250   240  Fy = +500 N    250  Fx = −140. 8/e. Jr. Ferdinand P. David Mazurek. Elliot R. Solution 130.

William E. Then: (a) P= 450 N = 549. Note that the force exerted by BD on the pole is directed along BD.. Eisenberg. Ferdinand P. 8/e.3 N cos 35° P = 549 N ! (b) Px = ( 450 N ) tan 35° = 315. Phillip J.1 N Px = 315 N ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. E. Clausen. Elliot R. and the component of P along AC is 450 N. Russell Johnston. Jr. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. David Mazurek. Solution 131. Beer.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. .

503 kN ! (b) Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Phillip J. 8/e.. E. Eisenberg. Beer. William E. Clausen. Jr. Ferdinand P. Free-Body Diagram Force Triangle Law of Sines: TAC T 5 kN = BC = sin115° sin 5° sin 60° (a) TAC = TBC = 5 kN sin115° = 5. Solution 132. David Mazurek. . Russell Johnston.23 kN ! TBC = 0.503 kN sin 60° TAC = 5.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.23 kN sin 60° 5 kN sin 5° = 0. Elliot R.

COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.66913) − W =0 (a) W = 33. Russell Johnston. 8/e. Jr. Eisenberg.139211) + ( 20 kN )( 0. Phillip J. Free-Body Diagram First.. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.104903TACB = 14.7 kN ! Now ΣFy = 0: TACB ( sin 42° − sin 32° ) + ( 20 kN ) sin 42° − W = 0 or (141.1 kN ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Elliot R.8629 kN TACB = 141. consider the sum of forces in the x-direction because there is only one unknown force: ΣFx = 0: TACB ( cos 32° − cos 42° ) − ( 20 kN ) cos 42° = 0 or 0. William E. E. Ferdinand P. David Mazurek. Solution 133. .682 kN (b) TACB = 141. Beer. Clausen.682 kN )( 0.

1 lb 32. Phillip J. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. E. . Solution 134. Elliot R.3° − 350 lb = 0 or P = 274 lb 32.3° For α = +32. Free-Body Diagram: Pulley A and ΣFx = 0: 2P sin 25° − P cos α = 0 cos α = 0. Beer. Jr.3° For α = −32. 8/e. Ferdinand P. William E. Russell Johnston. Eisenberg. David Mazurek.3° Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Clausen.3° − 350 lb = 0 or P = 149..COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.8452 or α = ±32.3° ΣFy = 0: 2P cos 25° + P sin 32.3° ΣFy = 0: 2P cos 25° + P sin − 32.

5° ! Fy = F cos 30° = 498.95 N ) sin 30° cos 50° = −185. Russell Johnston.86605 575. Eisenberg.79 = 0. 8/e. Jr. E. Elliot R.95 N sin30° sin50° F = 576 N ! (b) cosθ x = Fx 220. Ferdinand P. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies.95 θ x = 67. .COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.32139 F 575.107 N cosθ z = Fz −185. Solution 135. William E.0° ! Fz = − F sin 30° cos 50° = − ( 575.6 N (Given) 220. Clausen.95 θ z = 108.38302 F 575.107 = = −0.6 = = 0.79 N cosθ y = Fy F = 498. (a) F = Fx = F sin 30° sin 50° = 220. Beer.95 θ y = 30. Phillip J. David Mazurek.6 N = 575..7° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics.

.38 lb Fz = −437 lb ! Then: F 2 = Fx2 + Fy2 + Fz2 So: ( 600 lb ) = ( 200 lb ) + Fy 2 2 2 ( ) + ( −437.75 = −0.59792 600 θ x = 70. Ferdinand P.38 lb )2 Hence: Fy = − = −358. Elliot R. Eisenberg. William E.7° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. Jr.8° = −437. David Mazurek.33333 F 600 cosθ y = Fy F = −358. E. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Russell Johnston. Clausen.5° ! θ y = 126..75 lb ( 600 lb )2 − ( 200 lb )2 − ( −437. Beer. (a) Fz = F cosθ z = ( 600 lb ) cos136.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2. 8/e.38 lb )2 Fy = −359 lb ! (b) cosθ x = Fx 200 = = 0. Solution 136. Phillip J.

67 lb = 0. Ferdinand P. Jr.67 lb )2 + ( 261.83864 757.98 lb θ y = 33.COSMOS: Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System Chapter 2.67 lb ) j − (157.86 lb ) i + ( 635. Cornwell © 2007 The McGraw-Hill Companies..34439 R 757.91 lb ) i + ( 385.42199 R 757.98 lb θ z = 69. Russell Johnston. David Mazurek.04 lb ) k R= ( 319.86 lb )2 + ( 635.26201k ] = ( 431.8365k ] = − (112.25 lb ) k Q = ( 600 lb ) [ cos 40° cos 20°i + sin 40° j − cos 40° sin 20°k ] = ( 600 lb ) [ 0. William E. Beer. Elliot R.64278 j − 0.98 lb θ x = 65.05 lb ) i + ( 250 lb ) j + ( 418. P = ( 500 lb ) [ − cos 30° sin15°i + sin 30° j + cos 30° cos15°k ] = ( 500 lb ) [ −0.67 lb ) j + ( 261.2241i + 0. Clausen.71985i + 0.206 lb ) k R = P + Q = ( 319.98 lb = 757. E.9° ! Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics. . 8/e. Eisenberg.04 lb = = 0.0° ! cosθ y = Ry R = 635.04 lb )2 R = 758 lb ! cosθ x = Rx 319. Phillip J. Solution 137.86 lb = = 0.0° ! cosθ z = Rz 261.50 j + 0.