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Assignment:

Determine the magnitude and coordinate direction angles of F3 so that the resultant of
the three forces acts along the positive y axis and has a magnitude of 600 lb.
z

F3

F1 = 80 lb.

40 FR = 600 lb.

x 30 y

F2 = 300 lb.
Formula / Equation:
FR = F1 + F2 + F3
FR - F1 - F2 = F3
F3 = FR F1 F2
FR = 0i + 600j + 0k
A F1 = -180i + 0j + 0k
F2 = ?
A = F2cos 30 = 300cos 30 = 259.81 lb
A
F2x = Asin40 = 259.81sin40= 167.00 lb
A
F2y = Acos40 = 259.81cos40= 199.03 lb
F2z = F2sin30 = 300sin30= 150.00 lb
F2 = (167i + 199.03j - 150k)
Given: F3 = FR F1 F2
FR = 600 lb along +y axis F3 = (0i + 600j + 0k) - (-180i + 0j + 0k)
F1 = 180 lb along -x axis - (167i + 199.03j - 150k)
F2 = 300 lb as shown F3 = (0i + 180i 167i) + (600j - 0j - 199.03j)
Reqd: + (0k - 0k + 150k)
Magnitude and coordinate F3 = 13i + 400.97j +150k
+
direction angles of force F3
z

F3z
= 692958.62
A

F3x F3

x = 881538.52
F3 = 13i + 400.97j +150k
F3y
F3 = (13)2 +(400.97)2 +(150)2
y
F3 = 428.31 lb.

= cos-1(13/428.31) = 88.26 = 881538.52


= cos-1(400.97/428.31) = 20.58 = 203456.55
= cos-1(150/428.31) = 69.50 = 692958.62
The force F has a magnitude of 80 lb and acts at the midpoint C of the thin rod. Express
the force as a Cartesian vector.
x = -1.5 ft

z y = 1.0 ft
z = -3.0 ft
B
F = Fu = F( r/r )

r = -1.5i + (1.0j) + (-3k)


r = -1.5i + j -3k
6 ft r = (-1.5)2 + (1)2 +(-3)2

-1.5
r = (12.25 = 3.5
C +1.0

-3.0 O y

3 ft F = 80[(-1.5i + j - 3k) / 3.5]


= 80[-1.5i/3.5 + j/3.5 - 3k/3.5]
A
F = -34.29i + 22.86j - 68.57k
2 ft

x
Assignment:
Determine the magnitude and coordinate direction angles of F3 so that the resultant of
the three forces is zero.