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Homework Week 1-2

Due Monday, September 14th
ENG 12 – Fall 2015
1. Sketch the resultant force of the system of five forces shown in the figure by using the
polygon law of force addition. All five forces lie in the xy plane.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
2. The resultant of two forces is known to be 9,380 N, acting up and to the left at 65° with the x
axis. One of the two forces has a known magnitude of 4,000 N, and it acts to the right along
the horizontal x axis. Find the magnitude, direction, and sense of the second force.
3. Two structural members B and C are riveted to bracket A. (See Fig. 2.) Knowing that both
members are in compression and that the force is 1200 lb in member B and 1600 lb in
member C, determine the magnitude and direction of the resultant force exerted on the
bracket.
4. The hydraulic cylinder (Fig. 3) GE exerts on member DF a force P directed along line GE.
Knowing that P must have a 600-N component perpendicular to member DF, determine (a)
the magnitude of the force P. (b) its component parallel to DF.

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Fig. 3

Determine the tension in cable AC. (b) θ = 140°. Fig. 7. 5 Fig. Two loads are applied as shown in Figure 5 to the end C of boom BC. 6 .5. Fig. Find the components of the force F in Figure 4 along the directions aa and bb. A force F is given as 100 N. 4 6. and (d) θ = 320°. (c) θ = 220°. knowing that the resultant of the three forces exerted at C must be directed along BC. Find the x and y component of this force for (a) θ = 40°.

find the magnitude and direction of the resultant force of the system of forces shown in Figure 6. 7 9. with the direction and sense of the positive x axis. Using a method of summation of components.9 11. Two cables are tied together at C and loaded as shown in Figure 8. The resultant force of the system of forces shown in Figure 7 is to be 800 lb. 8 Fig. Fig. Fig. Find the magnitudes of the forces F1 and F2. 10. All the forces lie in the xy plane. 9.8. Determine AC and BC. Two cables are tied together at C and loaded as shown in Fig. . Determine AC and BC.

Determine the value of h for which the system is in equilibrium. The 15-lb collar A may slide on a frictionless vertical rod and is connected as shown in Figure 10 to a 17-lb counterweight C. Fig.12. 10 .