# Practice Problems : Equilibrium of solid

body under Forces

Problem 1
A particle of mass 5 Kg rests on a 30° inclined
plane with the horizontal. A force Fa of magnitude
30 N acts on the particle in the direction parallel Problem 4
and up the inclined plane. On the geometric construction in The following
a) Draw a Free Body Diagram including the figure
particle, the inclined plane and all forces acting . The two forces F 1 and F 2 The same intensity
on the particle with their labels. F1 = F2 = 15N and the angle = 30
b) Find the force of friction acting on the particle.
c) Find the normal force exerted by the inclined
on the particle.
Problem 2

A box of mass M = 10 Kg rests on a 35° inclined
plane with the horizontal. A string is used to keep
the box in equilibrium. The string makes an angle
of 25 ° with the inclined plane. The coefficient of
friction between the box and the inclined plane is 1. Show that the angle β = α
0.3. 2. Using the graphical method find The result of
these two forces
3. What is the direction of this resultant?
4. Answer the same questions in use The
analytical method

Problem 5

A block (S) of weight P = 3N has to remain in
Equilibrium on an incline at an angle α = 30◦
a) Draw a Free Body Diagram including all forces Above the horizontal plane, it is maintained
acting on the particle with their labels. By a spring R whose axis forms an angle β
With the inclined plane. It is assumed that
b) Find the magnitude of the tension T in the
contact
string. Between (S) and the inclined plane is achieved
c) Find the magnitude of the force of friction without friction.
acting on the particle. The constant of the spring stiffness
Problem 3 K = 50 N / kg.
A box of mass M = 7 Kg is held at rest on a 25° a) Draw a Free Body Diagram including all
inclined plane by force Fa acting horizontally as forces acting on the block.
b) Find the magnitude of the exerted by
shown in the figure below. The box is on
spring; and the reaction of the inclined
the point of sliding down the inclined plane when β = 15◦
plane. The static coefficient of friction
between the box and the inclined plane is μs =
0.3. Find the magnitude of force Fa.