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In the WebAssign versions of these problems, various details have been changed, so that the answers will come out differently. The method to find the solution is the same, but you will need to repeat part of the calculation to find out what your answer should have been. WebAssign Problem 1: The drawing shows a lower leg being exercised. It has a 49-N weight attached to the foot and is extended at an angle θ with respect to the vertical. Consider a rotational axis at the knee. (a) When θ = 90.0 ° , find the magnitude of the torque that the weight creates. (b) At what angle θ does the magnitude of the torque equal 15 N · m?

REASONING In both parts of the problem, the magnitude of the torque is given by Equation 9.1 as the magnitude F of the force times the lever arm l . In part (a), the lever arm is just the distance of 0.55 m given in the drawing. However, in part (b), the lever arm is less than the given distance and must be expressed using trigonometry as l = ( 0.55 m ) sin θ . See the drawing at the right. SOLUTION a. Using Equation 9.1, we find that

axis

θ

0.55 m

lever arm 49 N

Magnitude of torque = F l = ( 49 N ) ( 0.55 m ) = 27 N ⋅ m b. Again using Equation 9.1, this time with a lever arm of l = ( 0.55 m ) sin θ , we obtain

Where along the stick is the 6. F p in n e d end 2 3 0 . 2. by using the condition that the sum of the torques must add to zero.00 N)(sin 30. both parallel to the tabletop. first as shown in part a .00 m) = 2.00 N ⋅ m 2 = = 0.0 ° l2 l1 F T O P V IE W 1 SOLUTION If we take counterclockwise torques as positive. each add to zero.55 m ) WebAssign Problem 2: One end of a meter stick is pinned to a table. Two forces. One force has a magnitude of 2. REASONING Since the meter stick does not move.00 N and is applied perpendicular to the length of the stick at the free end. therefore. then the torque of the first force about the pin is τ 1 = F1 1 = (2.00 N and acts at a 30.00 N ⋅ m +[– ( 3. Since the net torque is zero.00 N) 2 The torque τ 2 is negative because the force F2 tends to produce a clockwise rotation about the pinned end.00 N) 2 ] = 0 WebAssign Problem 3: A rotational axis is directed perpendicular to the plane of a square and is located as shown in the drawing. We can determine the location of the 6. are applied to the stick in such a way that the net torque is zero.55 m ) sin θ sin θ = 15 N ⋅ m ( 49 N ) ( 0. it is in equilibrium.667 m 3. The other force has a magnitude of 6.55 m ) or 15 N ⋅ m θ = sin − 1 = 34° ( 49 N ) ( 0.Magnitude of torque = 15 N ⋅ m = F l = ( 49 N ) ( 0. we have Thus.0 ° ) 2 = –( 3. The forces and the torques.00-N force applied? Express this distance with respect to the end that is pinned. so the stick can rotate freely in a plane parallel to the tabletop.00 N 2 . and act along the sides of the square.00 N force. Two forces.00 N)(1.0 ° ) 2 = – (6.00 N ⋅ m The torque due to the second force is τ 2 = – F2 (sin 30. and . are applied to diagonally opposite corners.0° angle with respect to the length of the stick.

so its center of gravity is at the . A 1960-N crate hangs from the far end of the beam. we have b – 3a = 0. and the magnitude of is three times that of . In each case the net torque produced by the forces is zero. REASONING The drawing shows the beam and the five forces that act on it: the horizontal and vertical components Sx and Sy that the wall exerts on the left end of the beam.and then as shown in part b of the drawing. the weight Wb of the beam. Find the distances a and b that locate the axis. The square is one meter on a side.300 m WebAssign Problem 4: A 1220-N uniform beam is attached to a vertical wall at one end and is supported by a cable at the other end. Using the data shown in the drawing.100 m and b = 0.00 m − a − 3b = 0 Solving the first equation for b. The net torque in drawing (b) is then Στ = F1(1. find (a) the magnitude of the tension in the wire and (b) the magnitude of the horizontal and vertical components of the force that the wall exerts on the left end of the beam. The beam is uniform. REASONING AND SOLUTION The net torque about the axis in text drawing (a) is Στ = τ1 + τ2 = F1b − F2a = 0 Considering that F2 = 3F1. gives a = 0.00 m − a) − F2b = 0 or 1. substituting into the second equation and rearranging. and the tension T in the cable. the force due to the weight Wc of the crate.

the resulting equation will have only one unknown.0° 30. Since the beam is in equilibrium.0° ) + T ( L sin 80. These three conditions will allow us to determine the magnitudes of Sx.0° ) + Wc ( cos 30.0° ) 2 b. and T. in it. When we set the sum of the torques equal to zero.0° ) = 0 2 Algebraically eliminating L from this equation and solving for T gives T= = Wb ( 1 cos 30. since their lever arms are zero.0° sin 80. Sy.0° Sx +τ +x SOLUTION a. Setting the sum of the torques produced by the three forces equal to zero gives (with L equal to the length of the beam) Σ τ = − Wb ( 1 L cos 30.0° Wc Sy Axis Wb 30. and the sum of the forces in the horizontal and vertical directions must be zero Σ Fx = 0. Σ Fy = 0 . the sum of the forces in the vertical direction must be zero: Σ Fy = + S y − Wb − Wc + T sin 50.0° ) 2 sin 80.0° ) + ( 1960 N ) ( cos 30. the sum of the torques about any axis of rotation must be zero ( Σ τ = 0 ) . Then the torques produced by Sx and Sy are zero. Since the beam is in equilibrium.0° ) − Wc ( L cos 30. T. ( ) T +y 50. We will begin by taking the axis of rotation to be at the left end of the beam.0° = 2260 N ( 1220 N ) ( 1 cos 30. which is where its weight can be assumed to act.0° = 0 .center of the beam.

0°)(1.16 m.0° = 0 so that S x = T cos 50. 2 WebAssign Problem 6: A solid circular disk has a mass of 1. The net torque about an axis through the point of contact between the floor and her shoes is Στ = − (5.15 kg. c. (Hint: When considering the moment . Find (a) the force (directed perpendicular to the wall) exerted on her shoulders by the wall and the (b) horizontal and (c) vertical components of the force exerted on her shoes by the ground.50 m) = 0 FN = 212 N b.2 kg and a radius of 0.0° = 1 2 2 0 N + 1960 N − ( 2260 N ) sin 50.Solving for Sy gives S y = Wb + Wc − T sin 50. Newton's second law in the vertical direction gives Fv − W = 0. Find the moment of inertia of the stool with respect to an axis that is perpendicular to the plane of the disk at its center. Newton's second law applied in the horizontal direction gives Fh − FN = 0.0° = 1450 N The sum of the forces in the horizontal direction must also be zero: Σ Fx = + S x − T cos 50. Each of three identical thin rods has a mass of 0.00 × 10 N)(1. so Fh = 212 N .0° = 1 4 5 0 N WebAssign Problem 5: A woman who weighs is leaning against a smooth vertical wall. so Fv = 5.0° + FN(cos 30.00 × 102 N .10 m)sin 30. REASONING AND SOLUTION a.0° = ( 2260 N ) cos 50. The rods are attached perpendicularly to the plane of the disk at its outer edge to form a threelegged stool (see the drawing). as the drawing shows.

76 m. a circular disk of radius R has a moment of inertia of I disk = 1 M disk R 2 with respect to an axis perpendicular to the 2 disk center.15 kg gb 0.16 m g + 3b 0. The cable is then wound onto a hollow cylindrical drum that is mounted on the deck of the crane. The cable from the crate passes over a solid cylindrical pulley at the top of the boom. The pulley has a mass of 130 kg. SOLUTION Remembering that the stool has three legs. What is the magnitude of this torque? Ignore the mass of the cable. The crane shown in the drawing is lifting a 180-kg crate upward with an acceleration of 1. we find that the its moment of inertia is 1 I stool = I disk + 3 I rod = 2 M disk R 2 + 3 M rod R 2 = 1 2 2 b1.2 m /s2. each particle in a rod is located at a perpendicular distance from the axis that is equal to the radius of the disk.) REASONING The moment of inertia of the stool is the sum of the individual moments of inertia of its parts. This means that each of the rods has a moment of inertia of Irod = Mrod R . The engine applies a counterclockwise torque to the drum in order to wind up the cable. According to Table 9. Each thin rod is attached perpendicular to the disk at its outer edge. .027 kg ⋅ m 2 WebAssign Problem 7: See Multiple-Concept Example 12 to review some of the concepts that come into play here.16 mg 2 2 = 0. and its radius is 0. The mass of the drum is 150 kg.1. note that all of the mass of each rod is located at the same perpendicular distance from the axis.2 kg gb 0. Therefore.of inertia of each rod.

76 m T2 Crate m3 = 180 kg R EAS O N I Let T1 represent the magnitude of the tension in the cord between the drum and the pulley. If we assume that the cable does not slip. then Equation 9. and α1 is its angular acceleration.REASONING The drawing shows the drum. as well as the tensions in the cord r2 Pulley m2 = 130 kg T2 T1 T1 r1 Drum m1 = 150 kg r1 = 0. Then. and a is the acceleration of the cord (a = 1. Στ = I1α1. Finally. and I2 is the moment of inertial of the pulley. because the tension T1 is not known. Newton’s second law for translational motion (ΣFy = m a) is applied to the crate. the net torque exerted on the drum must be.7. and the crate. This equation cannot be solved for τ directly.7 can be written as a − T1 r1 + τ = m1 r12 r1 ∑τ I1 α1 where τ is the counterclockwise torque provided by the motor. We next apply Newton’s second law for rotational motion to the pulley in the drawing: a 1 + T1 r2 − T2 r2 = 2 m2 r22 r2 τ I2 ∑ α2 where T2 is the magnitude of the tension in the cord between the pulley and the crate. where I1 is the moment of inertia of the drum. pulley.2 m/s2). yielding c h FGH IJK (1) c h FGH IJK (2) . according to Equation 9.

See Concept Simulation 9. The pulley can be treated as a uniform solid cylindrical disk. Substitution of the last two equations into the first and rearrangement gives v= 2 v0 − 10 7 2 gh = ( 3.2 m/s 2 ) 150 kg + 1 130 kg + 180 kg + (180 kg)(9.3 m/s WebAssign Problem 9: Multiple-Concept Example 12 deals with a situation that has similarities to this one and uses some of the same concepts that are needed here. Suppose 500 people. live on this station. with an average mass of 70. two blocks are suspended over a pulley. ω = v/R and ωo = vo/R.80 m/s 2 ) = 1700 N ⋅ m 2 WebAssign Problem 8: A cylindrically shaped space station is rotating about the axis of the cylinder to create artificial gravity.4 at www. then solving Equation (2) for T2 and substituting the result into Equation (3).5 m. The moment of inertia of the station without people is . results in the following value for the torque (3) τ = r1 a m1 + ( 1 2 m2 + m3 + m3 g ) = (0. By means of a rope whose mass is negligible.760 m ) = 1. The downward acceleration of the 44.0-kg block is observed to be .0 kg each.+ T2 − m3 g = m3 a ∑ Fy SOLUTION Solving Equation (1) for T1 and substituting the result into Equation (2). the angular speed of the station changes.76 m) (1.com/college/cutnell to review the principles involved in this problem.wiley.80 m/s2 ) ( 0.50 m/s ) 2 − 10 7 ( 9. The radius of the cylinder is 82. What is the maximum possible percentage change in the station’s angular speed due to the radial movement of the people? ( ) REASONING AND SOLUTION The conservation of energy gives mgh + (1/2) mv + (1/2) Iω = (1/2) mvo + (1/2) Iωo 2 2 2 2 If the ball rolls without slipping. We also know I = (2/5) mR . As they move radially from the outer surface of the cylinder toward the axis. as the drawing shows.

find the mass of the pulley.0-kg object yields T1 − (44.0 kg)(4.90 m/s ) A similar treatment for the 44.80 m/s ) = (11.0 kg)(9.0-kg object gives T2 − (11.exactly one-half the acceleration due to gravity.80 m/s ) = (44.0 kg)(−4. Noting that the tension in the rope is not the same on each side of the pulley.90 m/s )](162 N − 216 N) = 2 2 2 2 2 2 or T2 = 162 N or T1 = 216 N .90 m/s ) For an axis about the center of the pulley T2r − T1r = I(−α) = (1/2) Mr (−a/r) Solving for the mass M we obtain M = (−2/a)(T2 − T1) = [−2/(4.0 kg)(9. REASONING AND SOLUTION Newton's law applied to the 11.

When the spring is attached to the wall. For the box on the left. However. does the spring stretch more? Account for your answer. In each case the initial displacement of the box is the same. one person exerts a force P at one end of the spring. Initially. They pull just as hard in each case. REASONING AND SOLUTION Identical springs are attached to a box in two different ways. both people pull on the same end. so that they pull with a total force 2P. both boxes experience the same net force. The tension in the spring is greater when it is attached to the immovable wall. When the two people pull on opposite ends of the horizontal spring. the restoring force exerted by each spring on the box is Fx = − k ( + ∆ x ) . the spring will stretch more in this case. The wall exerts a force –2P at the other end of the spring. Suppose that each person pulls with a force P. . if either.Practice conceptual problems: Note: Chapter 9 problems were included in last week’s solutions. Thus. therefore. one spring is stretched and the other is compressed. The drawing shows identical springs that are attached to a box in two different ways. they detach it from the wall and pull on opposite ends of the horizontal spring. The box is then pulled to the right and released. According to Equation 10.2. The tension in the spring has magnitude P. Thus. The displacement of the box is the same in both cases. In which situation. Then. and the other person exerts a force –P at the other end of the spring. For the box on the right. the net force due to both springs is Σ Fx = − 2k ( + ∆ x ) . Chapter 10: 1. The box is then pulled to the right and released. At the moment of release. each spring is stretched and its displacement is + ∆ x . The net force exerted on the box is Σ Fx = − k ( + ∆ x ) − k ( + ∆ x ) = − 2k ( + ∆ x ) . They then detach it from the wall and pull on opposite ends of the horizontal spring. experiences the greater net force due to the springs? Provide a reason for your answer. as shown in the drawing in the text. the springs are unstrained. 2. Two people pull on the spring. the displacement of each spring is still + ∆ x . Initially. Two people pull on a horizontal spring that is attached to an immovable wall. the springs are unstrained. which box. if either. The tension in the spring has magnitude 2P. They pull just as hard in each case. where the plus sign indicates a displacement to the right. REASONING AND SOLUTION A horizontal spring is attached to an immovable wall.

Is more elastic potential energy stored in a spring when the spring is compressed by one centimeter than when it is stretched by the same amount? Explain. Fx = − kx . A steel ball is dropped onto a concrete floor. A steel ball is dropped onto a concrete floor. The amount of stretch or compression appears squared. where x is the amount by which the spring is stretched or compressed relative to its unstrained length.2. Is the motion simple harmonic motion? Justify your answer. it rebounds to its original height. REASONING AND SOLUTION Simple harmonic motion is the oscillatory motion that occurs when a restoring force of the form of Equation 10. Over and over again. which is nearly constant. it rebounds to its original height. acts on an object. Thus. either falling down or rebounding up.4. to the extent that the ball remains near the earth’s surface. 9. Over and over again.13: PE elastic = (1/ 2)kx2 . the amount of elastic potential energy stored in a spring when it is compressed by one centimeter is the same as when it is stretched by the same amount. The force changes continually as the displacement x changes. Therefore. the only force acting on the ball is its weight. so that the elastic potential energy is positive and independent of the sign of x. REASONING AND SOLUTION The elastic potential energy that a spring has by virtue of being stretched or compressed is given by Equation 10. During the time when the ball is in the air. . the motion of the bouncing ball is not simple harmonic motion.

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