# Assignment Guide and Suggested Student Hints for “ENGINEERING MECHANICS – STATICS”, 10th ed., R. C. Hibbeler by Candace S.

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The following “difficulty” ratings will be used: Easy More Difficult Difficult Very Challenging CHAPTER 1, GENERAL PRINCIPLES: Problem 1-1: (a) (b) (c) (d) Problem 1-2: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Dimensional conversion between English and SI units Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to Example problem #1.2 2. Use the method of “units cancellation” to decide whether to multiply or divide by a conversion factor. Difficulty: Easy Concept: Rounding and Significant Figures Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the rules of “rounding” in Sec. 1.5 2. Refer to the discussion of significant figures in Sec. 1.5 Difficulty: Easy

(d) Problem 1-3: (a) (b) (c)

(d)

Concept: Significance of zeros in numerical values and appropriate use of SI prefixes Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Look at the numerical value in conjunction with the units prefix to decide how the number should be appropriately expressed. 2. Read about dimensional homogeneity and significant figures in Sec. 1.5. Difficulty: Easy

Problem 1-4: (Same as Problem 1-3) Problem 1-5: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Units conversion Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use “unit cancellation” to be sure you are using conversion factors in the correct manner. 2. Convert to km/hr first, then use that answer and convert it to m/s. Difficulty: Easy

(d) Problem 1-6: (a) (b) (c)

(d) Problem 1-7: (a) (b) (c) (d) Problem 1-8: (a) (b) (c)

Concept: Numerical calculation and appropriate use of SI prefixes Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Do the calculation, then, by looking at the numerical value, decide what the appropriate SI prefix should be. 2. Refer to “significant figures”discussion in Sec. 1.5 to decide on the correct way to report zeros in a numerical value. Difficulty: Easy

Concept: Units conversion between English and SI systems and Difference between mass and weight. Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: Use “units cancellation” principles along with correct conversion factors. Difficulty: Medium

Concept: Appropriate use of SI prefixes Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Replace each prefix with the appropriate power of 10, then use the correct SI prefixes. 2. See “Important Points” on page 14

(d) Problem 1-9: (a) (b) (c)

Difficulty:

Easy

Concept: Units conversion Estimated time to solve the problem: Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.

5 minutes

(d)

Difficulty:

Use the method of “units cancellation”. To convert 1 Pa to psf, you will be going from SI to English units; to convert atmospheric pressure, you will be converting from English to SI units. Keep this in mind; it’s important to use “units cancellation”. Easy

Problem 1-10: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Converting mass to weight (force) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use acceleration due to gravity to convert mass to force 2. Remember that the units for a Newton are kg-m/s2 Difficulty: Easy

Problem 1-11, 12: (a) Concept: Mathematical manipulation of quantities of varying SI units (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Report your answers in standard SI units 2. Round to 3 significant figures (d) Difficulty: Moderate Problem 1-13, 14, 15: (a) Concept: Conversion of quantities from English to SI units (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use correct conversion factors 2. Report answers in standard SI units and round to 3 significant figures. 3. The use of “units cancellation” will be helpful (d) Difficulty: Moderate Problem 1-16:

(a) Concept:

Force of gravity between 2 objects; converting mass to force (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: Use acceleration due to gravity to convert from mass to force. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 1-17: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Estimated time to solve the problem: Hints to solve the problem: Use acceleration due to gravity to convert weights. Report answers in appropriate SI units of mass. Difficulty: Easy

Problem 1-18: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: English and SI units conversion between mass and force, with a change in acceleration due to gravity Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: Use appropriate conversion factors and keep track of units. Difficulty: Moderate

Problem 1-19: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Gravitational force between 2 objects Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Substitute the units for each quantity into the equation and solve in terms of units. 2. Solve the equation with the given values. Difficulty: Moderate

(d)

Problem 1-20: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Manipulation of metric units in mathematical operations Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: Evaluate parts (a) and (b) and report in correct SI units. Difficulty: Easy

CHAPTER 2, FORCE VECTORS: Problem 2-1:

(a) (b) (c)

(d)

Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 3. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines, as appropriate, to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 4. Review Example 2.1 in text. Difficulty: Easy

Problem 2-2(a): (a) (b) (c) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 3. Use the law of cosines to find the unknown force magnitude. 4. Review Example 2.1 in text. Difficulty: Easy

(d)

Problem 2-2(b): For Part (b), the above concept and solution method is the same as for Part (a), but F2 is now subtracted or negative. So, make the force vector for F2 negative and follow the steps above for Part (a). This part will take approximately 3 additional minutes. Problem 2-3: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram.

2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 4. 2. 4. 2.4 in text. 3.1 in text. 2. 3. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-7/8: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review Example 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. as appropriate. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. Review Example 2. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-5/6: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review Example 2.1 in text. as appropriate. 2. 2. Difficulty: Easy Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. . Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. 4. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle.(d) Problem 2-4: (a) 3. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.

to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 3. 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. When you draw your parallelogram.(d) 3. as appropriate. as appropriate. Problem 2-13: . putting AB in tension and BC in compression) 4. 2.3 in text. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. try to figure out what direction the force in each member of the frame will be acting in. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. When you draw your parallelogram.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 4. Difficulty: More Difficult Problems 2-9/10: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-12: All information for problem 2-11 applies. as appropriate. 5. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle.1 in text. 5. try to figure out in which direction the force along each line will be acting.4 in text. but refer to Example 2. Review Example 2. Review Example 2. 3.3 in text. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-11: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. (i. Review Example 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 4.e. 2. the applied force is pulling down.

Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. as appropriate. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 4. as appropriate.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law.(a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 4. 2. as appropriate. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-21: . to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. Review Example 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 3. 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. Review Example 2.4 in text. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-14: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.4 in text. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problems 2-15/16/17/18/19/20: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.4 in text. 2. 4. 3. Review Example 2. 3.

as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude. 4. 2. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-23: Same as for Problem 2-22. this thought process should allow the angle between FA and FB to be determined. 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. 3. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. except forces are resolved in a different order. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. F’. Review Example 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 5. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. FR. 4. think about the geometry that would produce the shortest vector length of FB. Use this process again for resolving F’ and F3 into their resultant force. and its orientation angle. Problem 2-24: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. As the parallelogram is drawn. The final answer should be the same for FR. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 3.1 in text and apply this procedure twice to find FR. . (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-22: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.4 in text. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. 5. Review Example 2. as appropriate. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. 2.(a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines.

Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle.(d) 2. The minimum force. 2.. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-29: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. 3. (d) Difficulty: Difficult Problem 2-30: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding force resultants using the Parallelogram Law (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: . Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. 4.1 in text. 3. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. in the unknown chain will be the given resultant force.4 in text. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec.4 in text. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. as appropriate. Review Example 2. minus F’. 2. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude. 4. F. F’. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. 5. Review Example 2. Difficulty: More Difficult Problems 2-25/26/27/28: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. as appropriate. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. F’ is the resultant of the 2 given forces. 500 lb. 3. Review Example 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. and its orientation angle.

1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.. Use Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given force in the x and y directions. 900 lb. as appropriate to find the unknown force magnitude. 5.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram. (There is only 1 force to work with on this problem. Review Examples 2. i. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec.) (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-32/33/34: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. 2. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. find the resultant force.4 of the textbook. 4. in the unknown rope will be the given resultant force. Review Example 2. 5.6 in text. F. 2. 2. though. Difficulty: Difficult Problem 2-31: (a) Concept: Components of a force in 2 orthogonal (perpendicular) directions (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. 3. Apply equation 2. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. Using right triangle geometry. 2. and its orientation angle. the x component will be 4/5 * 20kN and the y component will be 3/5 * 20 kN. F’. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. The minimum force. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-35: .1 in text.6 and 7 in text. F’ is the resultant of the 2 given forces. y components. 3. 4. Review Example 2. Use the force triangle given for the 20kN force and the concept of “similar triangles” to find its x. minus F’. not two. 2.(d) 1.e.4 of the textbook. 2.

Using right triangle geometry. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec.(a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 4. find the resultant force.e. Review Examples 2.1. Apply equation 2.1. Apply equation 2. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.6 and 7 in text. 2. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-36: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1.6 and 7 in text. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Review Examples 2.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. 2.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. 3.6 and 7 in text. (i. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.4 of the textbook.4 of the textbook.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. (d) Difficulty: Easy . (i.e.4 of the textbook. 2. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. 4. 3. 2. 2. 3. Apply equation 2. 2. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. Review Examples 2. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-37: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4.

Review Example 2. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. find the resultant force. 2. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec.4 of the textbook. 5. y components. Apply equation 2. 2. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. the x component will be 5/13 * 26 kN in the negative direction and the y component will be 12/13 * 26 kN in the positive direction. i. i. Use the force triangle given for the 600N force and the concept of “similar triangles” to find its x.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.e.Problem 2-38: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review Examples 2. Use the force triangle given for the 26kN force and the concept of “similar triangles” to find its x. 2. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-40: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. 3. i. Using right triangle geometry. 2. Use the given geometry to determine the components of the forces in the x and y directions. 2. .4 of the textbook. and the y component of each force will be multiplied by a unit vector. 3. The sum of the i and j components is the force expressed in Cartesian Vector Notation. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-39: (a) (b) Concept: Expressing forces in Cartesian Vector Notation Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.6 in text. 4.4 of the textbook. y components.6 and 7 in text. 4. The x component of each force will be multiplied by a unit vector. 5. the x component will be 4/5 * 600 N in the negative direction and the y component will be 3/5 * 600 N in the positive direction. j.e.

4. Using right triangle geometry. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-43: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.e. y components.e. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. the x component will be 5/13 * 26 kN in the negative direction and the y component will be 12/13 * 26 kN in the positive direction. Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-41/42: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. find the resultant force. 5. Apply equation 2. 4. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.(d) 2. 3. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 4. Apply equation 2. Review Examples 2. (i. Using right triangle geometry. Review Examples 2.6 and 7 in text. Apply equation 2. 3. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. 2.6 and 7 in text.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.4 of the textbook. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Review Examples 2.1. 3. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-44: . 2. find the resultant force. Use the force triangle given for the 26kN force and the concept of “similar triangles” to find its x. 2. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.6 and 7 in text.4 of the textbook. 2.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. i.

find the resultant force. Review Examples 2. 3. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 3. Using right triangle geometry. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-46/47/48: (a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. Using right triangle geometry. Apply equation 2.6 and 7 in text. 3. Apply equation 2. 2. Using right triangle geometry. 2.4 of the textbook. 2. 2.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.6 and 7 in text. find the resultant force. Solution I in text. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-45: (a) Concept: Determination of x.4 of the textbook. Apply equation 2. Recommend the use of Scalar Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions for the rotated coordinate system. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. 2.6.(a) Concept: Resultant of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review Examples 2.1 and add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 4. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-49/50: . y components of forces for rotated coordinate systems (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 5 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. find the resultant force. 2. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec.4 of the textbook. 4. Review Examples 2.

1. 2.4 of the textbook. Use Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. Apply equation 2. 2. (i. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. (i. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Apply equation 2. Review Examples 2. 2. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-51: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.6 and 7 in text. 4.e.4 of the textbook. 2.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude. 3. 4. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Review Examples 2.(a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.e.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction.6 and 7 in text. (i.e. 3. . Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. 4. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. 2. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec.6 and 7 in text. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-52: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. 2. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.1.4 of the textbook.1. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Apply equation 2. Review Examples 2.

Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. To minimize the resultant force FR.1. Review Examples 2. 4. 2. 3. Write the expression for the resultant force. Apply equation 2. 2.4 of the textbook. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. in terms of its components FRx and FRy. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. 4.(d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-53: (a) (b) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-54: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.1. 2. take the derivative of FR with respect to F and set it equal to zero. (i.e. 3. 2. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y . 2. Apply equation 2. Use Scalar Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-55: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude.1. Apply equation 2. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions.4 of the textbook. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. (i.6 and 7 in text.4 of the textbook. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force. Use Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. FR. Solve for F.e. 3. 3.

Apply equation 2.6 and 7 in text. Be sure to use the force triangle given to find the x. Review Examples 2. 4.(d) components.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. Solve for F. force. FR. Apply equation 2. 2.e. in terms of its components FRx and FRy. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-59: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: . (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-58: (a) (b) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. add these components in the x and y directions to get the x and y component of the resultant force.4 of the textbook. 2.4 of the textbook. Write the resultant force in terms of its x and y components. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec.6 and 7 in text.1.) Solve for the unknown force magnitude and direction. 4. 3. Use either Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. y components of the 52 lb. (i. 3. 2.1. 2. 3. Review Examples 2. Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-56/57: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces using Scalar Notation or Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write the expression for the resultant force. Use Scalar Notation to find the components of the given forces in the x and y directions. take the derivative of FR with respect to F and set it equal to zero. 4. To minimize the resultant force FR. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. 5.

Review example 2. See equation 2-8.10 in the text. Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle. y and z directions. forces. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. . multiply this unit vector by the force magnitude to get the vector force. 3. Use the direction angles calculated to sketch the forces. Review example 2.(d) 1. 4. 3. Once the magnitude of F has been determined. 2. 2. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-61: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. and then multiply by the applicable magnitude. use the given angle and slope triangle to find the components of F in the x. 3. Use the direction angles to determine the unit vector of the force. force. Use the slope triangle given along with the force component of 40N to determine F. 2. 2. Now.8 in the text. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-62: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Easy Problem 2-60: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write the unit vector first. Difficulty: Refer to equation 2-6 to determine the magnitudes of the Use equation 2-7 to calculate the direction angles of each Use the direction angles calculated to sketch the forces.

Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle. along with the force magnitude.9 in the text.9 in the text. See equation 2-11 3. 2. 4. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. and then multiply by the applicable magnitude. Review example 2.8 in the text. Use the given angles and β. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. to write the force vector. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. Review example 2. Write the unit vector first. Review example 2. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. and then multiply by the applicable magnitude. 4. Write each force in vector notation by using the angles and slope triangle. 2. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-64: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.9 in the text. Difficulty: Easy (d) . Apply equation 2-10 2. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-65: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-63: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write the unit vector first.(d) 3. 3. Review example 2.

9 in the text. 4. Use equation 2-11. 2. . 3. Write each force in vector notation. Review example 2. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-71: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector.11 in the text. 2. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles. 3. Review example 2. 4.Problems 2-66/67: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. Write each force in vector notation. Use equation 2-11. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector.9 in the text. 3. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-70: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Review example 2. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-68/69/70: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force.

2. Review example 2.(d) 2. Write each force in vector notation by using the given angles. Write F1 in vector notation. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 2-76: (a) (b) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes . 3. to write the force vector. Review example 2. Apply equation 2-10 2. Difficulty: Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. along with the force magnitude. 3. More Difficult Problem 2-72: (a) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Equations 2-8 and 2-9 will be helpful in determining the direction angles of the resultant force. See equation 2-11 3.11 in the text. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-74/75: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use equation 2-11. Apply equation 2-7 to solve for the cosines of the direction angles. Use the given angles and β. 4.9 in the text. 3.10 in the text. Review example 2. Review example 2. Use equation 2-12 to determine the resultant force vector. 2. (d) Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-73: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.8 in the text.

3. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-78: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. to write the force vector.8 in the text. 2. Use the given angles and β. Use the direction angles calculated to sketch the forces. Review example 2. 4. to determine F. Write each force in vector notation. Apply equation 2-7 to solve for the cosines of the direction angles. 2.10 in the text. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. Use the angle given along with the force component of 80 lb. 3. 2. See equation 2-11 3. Review example 2. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 2-81: . 3. Once the magnitude of F has been determined. use the given angle and slope triangle to find the components of F in the x. Review example 2. Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-77: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Apply equation 2-10 2. y and z directions. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problems 2-79/80: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. along with the force magnitude. Write the forces in vector notation.(c) (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1.11 in the text.10 in the text. Review example 2.

2. See example 2. Find the magnitude and direction of r. 2.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of a resultant position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. r.12. r. Write a position vector. .12. (This is explained in Sec. Write a position vector. Mathematically determine what the position vector. r. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-87/88: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of a distance using a position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: easy Problems 2-82/83/84/85: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of a position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. See example 2.) 3. Find the magnitude and direction of r. from A to B.14. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. Write a position vector. 2. Use equation 2-13 to write r in vector notation.8 of the text. 2. See example 2. from A to B. r. from A to B.12. Difficulty: easy Problem 2-89: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. is using the given equation as a function of r1. See example 2. 2. Find the magnitude of r. Difficulty: easy Problem 2-86: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. r2 and r3.

Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. Calculate the magnitude of r – this is the length of the cord. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-90: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of a distance using a position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.8 of the text.12. Write 3 position vectors from A to D. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-94: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of position vectors to determine 2 force vectors and the resultant force as a Cartesian vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. See example 2. 4. r. See example 2. Write a position vector. C to D and D to B.14. from A to B. 2. 2. 2.12.) 3. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. Find the magnitude of r. Write a position vector. r. See example 2. Difficulty: easy Problem 2-91: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a distance using a position vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C. See example 2. (This is explained in Sec. from A to B. . (This is explained in Sec.8 of the text.(d) 2.14. 2.) 3. Find the magnitude of each position vector and this will be the length of each part of the wire. 2. Difficulty: easy (d) Problems 2-92/93: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.

Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. 4. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-97: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of position vectors to determine 2 force vectors and the resultant force as a Cartesian vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. (This is explained in Sec. 2. 2.8 of the text. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. Write position vectors from C to A and from C to B. (This is explained in Sec.) 3.8 of the text.15. 3. 2. 2.15. 2. See example 2. Write position vectors from B to A and from B to C. 2. (This is explained in Sec.). 4.8 of the text. 2. See example 2. Write position vectors from A to B and from C to D. See example 2. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles.15.8 of the text. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles.) 3. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-95: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-96: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of position vectors to determine 2 force vectors and the resultant force as a Cartesian vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.) . (This is explained in Sec.(d) 2.

2. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-98: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. (This is explained in Sec. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-103: .8 of the text.15. See example 2. from A to B. Write a position vector. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. 2. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. 3. (This is explained in Sec. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-100/101/102: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. r. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles. 2. See example 2. See example 2. See example 2. 2.14.) 3.15. 4. Write position vectors from B to D and from A to C. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude.(d) 3.) 3. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-99: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.8 of the text.8 of the text.).15. 2. (This is explained in Sec.

Use the given information to find one component of the unit vector in the direction of the force. 2. . write a unit vector in the direction of the force. Convert this unit vector to a position vector acting from A to B. the resultant force and its direction angles Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. the unknown coordinates can be determined. Knowing the length of the cord. 3. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-105: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vectors to determine 4 force vectors and a resultant force Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. See example 2. from A to B.) 3. Using the force vector.15. (This is explained in Sec.8 of the text. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-104: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of coordinates from known a force resultant and one component Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-106: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vectors to determine 3 force vectors. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. This problem is the reverse of problem 2-102. 4. Write position vectors from A to B and from A to C.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of coordinates from a vector force and known distance Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and direction angles.

4. 2. (This is explained in Sec. 2. Convert each position vector to a unit vector and multiply each component by the appropriate force magnitude. from A to B.8 of the text. See example 2.e. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-107: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.) 3. (This is explained in Sec.15. Reduce to simplest form. then use equation 2-15 to take the dot product.) 3. i. Write vectors A. etc. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-110/111: . r. 2. B and C in vector notation.8 of the text.14. Write a position vector.8 of the text. Write the mathematical sum of vectors B and D. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-109: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Prove the Dot Product Distributive Law Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. See example 2. See example 2.14. Use equation 2-12 to obtain the resultant force vector and from it calculate the force magnitude and coordinate direction angles. Write a position vector. Convert r to a unit vector acting from A to B and multiply each component by the force magnitude. from A to B. 2. A = Axi + Ayj + Azk. (This is explained in Sec.) 3. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-108: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector and its coordinate direction angles Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. in vector notation. r.(d) 2.

Write a unit vector for AB.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Using the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.9 of the text. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section.9 of the text. Refer to example 2. 2. 3. 4. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-113: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Using the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. Apply equation 2-15. 2. Refer to example 2.16 in text. part 2 in Sec. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-114: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel and perpendicular to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.17 in text. 2. 2. 3.9 of the text. Once the dot product has been determined. 2. 2. Write position vectors and apply equation 2-15. Once the dot product has been determined. part 2 in Sec. Write position vectors and apply equation 2-15. part 1 in Sec. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. part 1 in Sec. Difficulty: Easy Problem 2-112: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. Write position vectors for r1 and r2 and apply equation 2-15. . 2.9 of the text.

Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-116: (a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of position vector and trigonometry Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: as stated in problem Difficulty: Easy Problems 2-117/118/119: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel and perpendicular to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. 2. part 1 in Sec. 2. Write the force in vector notation. Refer to example 2. . Write position vectors for sides of the triangle. 2. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section.(d) Difficulty: Difficult Problem 2-115: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Using the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Once the dot product has been determined. Apply equation 2-15. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. Write a unit vector in the direction of the pole and apply equation 2-15. part 2 in Sec.9 of the text. 3. 2. part 2 in Sec. 2. AB and AC.16 in text.9 of the text. 2.9 of the text. Write a unit vector for AC. 4. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 2-120: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. then apply equation 2-15.

2. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-123: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2.9 of the text. follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-122: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of the Dot Product to determine an angle between 2 vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. part 2 in Sec.9 of the text. part 1 in Sec. Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector in the direction of AB.(d) 3. Difficulty: Refer to example 2. Refer to example 2. apply equation 2-15. 3. 2. Write unit vectors for OA and OD.17 in text. Write unit vectors for OA and OC. 2. Once the dot product has been determined. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 2-124: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel and perpendicular to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: . Apply equation 2-15. 2. More Difficult Problem 2-121: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.17 in text. apply equation 2-15.9 of the text. part 1 in Sec. Once the dot product has been determined.

Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 2-126: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vector forces Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3.16 in text. 4.(d) 1. Apply equation 2-15. Refer to example 2. Write a unit vector for AB. part 2 in Sec. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-127: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vector forces Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.9 of the text. Apply equation 2-15. 2. Refer to example 2. Write the two forces in vector notation. part 1 in Sec. 2. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section.16 in text.16 in text. Apply equation 2-15. 4. 2. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. 3. 4. part 2 in Sec.9 of the text. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. 3. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-128: . 2.9 of the text.9 of the text. Apply equation 2-15. Write the two forces in vector notation. Refer to example 2. 2. 2. Write position vectors in the directions of AC and AB. part 1 in Sec. Refer to example 2.16 in text. 2. 4. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. Difficulty: Difficult Problem 2-125: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel and perpendicular to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. 3.

part 1 in Sec.9 of the text. 3. Apply equation 2-15. Refer to example 2. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-131: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vector forces Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. 2. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. 2. 3. part 1 in Sec. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. . Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section.9 of the text.17 in text. Apply equation 2-15. Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector in the direction of AC. Refer to example 2. 2. Refer to example 2.9 of the text. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-129: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. part 2 in Sec. 2.17 in text. Apply equation 2-15.9 of the text. Do this process twice. 3. 2.16 in text. once for the projection to the x-axis and once for the projection onto cable AC. 2. part 2 in Sec. 4. 3. Write the forces in vector notation. Write position vectors in the directions of the edges of the bracket.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified line Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Apply equation 2-15. Write forces in vector notation. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-130: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified direction Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.

Write position vectors for OA. For each angle follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult . AB and AC. Refer to the “Procedure for Analysis” in Sec. 4.9 of the text. the applied force is pulling down. putting AB in tension and BC in compression) 4. (i.16 in text. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-135: (a) Concept: Vector Addition of Forces – finding components of a known force resultant using the Parallelogram Law and Trigonometry (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.(d) 4. When you draw your parallelogram. as appropriate. 2. Difficulty: Refer to example 2. Apply the equation a nd 2 time to OA and AC. 3. 2.3 for adding 2 forces using the Parallelogram Law. Refer to example 2. to find the unknown force magnitude and angle. 3.11 in the text. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problems 2-133/134: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Magnitudes and directions of forces expressed as Cartesian vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Write each force in vector notation.e. try to figure out what direction the force in each member of the frame will be acting in. part 1 in Sec. Review example 2. Apply equation 2-12 and solve for unknowns. 2. Label all known and unknown forces and angles in the force parallelogram.16 in text.. 3. 2. Review Example 2.3 in text. More Difficult Problem 2-132: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use the law of cosines and/or law of sines. Apply equation 2-15 to OA and AB. 2. 5.

Problem 2-136: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Use of a position vector to determine a force vector Estimated time to solve the problem: 12 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. (This is explained in Sec. Review Examples 2. 3. Use the law of cosines/sines.4 of the textbook. 4. BC and CD. as applicable. 2. Apply the equation a nd 2 time to BC and CD. from C to O. See example 2. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-137: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Convert r to a unit vector acting from C to O and multiply each component by the force magnitude. Write position vectors for AB. 3.6 and 7 in text. Refer to example 2. 4.8 of the text. 2. part 1 in Sec. Draw a force triangle. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec. 2. Write a position vector.) 3. . Apply equation 2-15 to AB and BC. Apply equation 2-15. For each angle follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. 2. Write unit vectors for AB and AC.9 of the text. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-139: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector force parallel to a specified direction Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-138: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of the angle between two vectors Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. to solve for the resultant force in terms of F and θ.16 in text. r. 2.14.

(d) 2.9 of the text. so apply equations of equilibrium. part 2 in Sec. 3. Draw a force triangle. Refer to example 2. 2. 2. Use the law of cosines/sines. as applicable.2 in text . Write the force in vector notation and write a unit vector for BC. Review Examples 3. 2. Difficulty: More Difficult Problem 2-140: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Determination of a component of a vector parallel to a specified direction Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. F1x = 4/5 F1 and F1y = -3/5 F1 4. 2. 3. i. 3.17 in text.9 of the text. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve F1 into its components.3 of the text.17 in text. Refer to example 2. Review Examples 2. to solve for the resultant force in terms of F and θ. 2. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3.4 of the textbook. Apply equation 2-15. Difficulty: More Difficult (d) Problem 2-141: (a) Concept: Resultants and components of forces Cartesian Vector Notation (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (d) Hints to solve the problem: 1. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. EQUILIBRIUM OF A PARTICLE: Abbreviation for “free-body diagrams” will be FBD’s Problem 3-1: (a) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1. (d) Difficulty: More Difficult CHAPTER 3.6 and 7 in text. The FBD is given. 2. 4. Refer to “Important Points” in Sec.e. part 2 in Sec. Follow the instructions in the “Applications” section. 3.

(see hints for #3-1. Fx = -3/5 *7 kN and Fy = 4/5 *7kN (signs refer to direction based on the coordinate system given) 4. If possible. 3. 2) 4. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. so apply equations of equilibrium. i. The FBD is given.2 in text. 2. 2. 3. Refer to example 3. Difficulty: More difficult . Difficulty: Easy Problems 3-3/4/5/6: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. The FBD is given. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve the forces into components where applicable.2 in text. Be sure to use the force triangle to resolve the 7 kN force into its components.3 of the text.3 of the text.e.2 in text. 4. ΣFy = 0 eliminates AB because it is a horizontal force.(d) Problem 3-2: (a) (b) (c) Difficulty: Easy (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 8 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. i. 2. Refer to example 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3.3 of the text. 3. so apply equations of equilibrium.e. Refer to example 3. Difficulty: Easy (d) Problem 3-7: (a) (b) (c) (d) Problem 3-8: Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. It is not necessary to determine the angle of orientation of the force.

Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. that part of the rope controls. Refer to example 3.e.2 in text.3 of the text.2 in text. Refer to example 3.2 in text. 3. not the part originally chosen.3 of the text. NOTE: Convert the mass of the traffic light to a force. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Assume that the force in either AC or AB = 2500 lb. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. i. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 3. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-11: .(a) (b) (c) (d) Problem 3-9: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. ΣFy = 0 eliminates AB because it is a horizontal force. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. 3. If possible. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-10: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 2500 lb. 2. If it’s larger.3 of the text. and solve for θ and the other force. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 2. 4. 5. 2. Refer to example 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.

Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Refer to example 3.2 in text.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 3. 3. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-14: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system for one ball and label all known and unknown forces. 2.2 in text. 2.3 of the text. NOTE: Convert the mass of the block to a force. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-12: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. . Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3.3 of the text. 2.3 of the text. 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system for one ball and label all known and unknown forces.2 in text. Refer to example 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3.3 of the text. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-13: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. NOTE: Convert the mass of the pith ball to a force. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Refer to example 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3.

Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 3. Refer to example 3. Apply equation 3-2 to determine the force in AB and BC. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-16: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. F. 5.4 in text.3 of the text. Use equation 3-2 to calculate the amount of “stretch” or elongation in each spring.4 in text. Apply the equations of equilibrium to determine the forces in AC and AB. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-17: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.4 in text. Apply the equations of equilibrium to determine the forces in AB and BC. 2. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. . Refer to example 3. 3. 2. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 2. 3. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-15: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. 5.(d) 3. Use equation 3-2 to calculate the amount of “stretch” or elongation in each spring. Apply equations of equilibrium to determine the force. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 4.3 of the text.3 of the text. Refer to example 3.

Assume that the force in either BCA or CD = 100 lb. and solve the other force and the flower pot weight. 2. and solve the other force and θ. 5. not the part originally chosen. 5. 3. If it’s larger. not the part originally chosen. As you apply the equations of equilibrium.3 of the text. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. that part of the rope controls. Assume that the force in either AC or AB = 50 lb. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-19: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-18: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to example 3. 3. Difficulty: Refer to example 3.2 in text. 2. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 50 lb. Refer to example 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 4. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 100 lb.(d) 3. More difficult (d) Problems 3-20/21: . 4. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.3 of the text.2 in text. that part of the rope controls. note that the force in rope AC = BC assuming a frictionless pulley. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.2 in text. If possible. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation. 4. If it’s larger. If possible.

3.2 in text.3 of the text. Refer to example 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. that part of the rope controls. 4. 5. If possible. Assume that the force in either of the cords = 80 lb. 4. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. 3.2 in text. 4. and solve the force in the other cord and weight of the block. assuming a frictionless pulley. As you apply the equations of equilibrium. . NOTE: Convert the mass of the ball to a force. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-23: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknowns on the FBD. 2. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 3. If it’s larger. not the part originally chosen. Refer to example 3. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. note that the force in rope remains constant as it passes over the pulley. 2.3 of the text.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.3 of the text. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-22: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 80 lb.2 in text. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Refer to example 3. apply the equations of equilibrium such that there is only 1 unknown in each equation.

Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. assuming frictionless pulleys. 2. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Be sure to convert the mass to force. 4. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. 2. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. the force in AB = force in AC. 3. 6. 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium.3 of the text.(d) Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-24: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-27: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. As you apply the equations of equilibrium. By inspection. note that the force in rope remains constant as it passes over the pulleys. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. solve for θ. Use geometry to solve for the length of each cable required.3 of the text. Given the force in AB and AC = 5kN. 2.2 in text.2 in text.3 of the text. 4. 4. 5. Refer to example 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 3. Refer to example 3. due to symmetry. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problems 3-25/26: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to example 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium.2 in text. Determine these forces in terms of θ. Difficulty: Difficult (d) .

2. 2. solve for the angle that the string makes with horizontal. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-31: . Knowing that the force in the string.2 in text. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. 4. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 5.2 in text.e. Refer to example 3. 4. i.3 of the text.Problem 3-28: (a) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes (c) Hints to solve the problem: 1.2 in text. (d) Difficulty: Difficult Problem 3-29: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Plot this function for θ. 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium. 2. 4. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the force in the cable for each orientation.3 of the text. Solve for F in terms of θ. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force system for each orientation of the cable and label all known and unknown forces. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-30: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Refer to example 3. Refer to example 3.. 3. the force in AB and AC = 15 lb. 3.3 of the text.

Determine the force in the spring using the spring constant.(a) (b) (c) (d) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.3 of the text. 3. . 6. as appropriate. 3. as appropriate. 4. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the force in the spring.3 of the text. 2. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 3-33: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Use law of cosines/sines. Refer to example 3. 2. This force will be in terms of θ. 4. 5. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-32: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Refer to example 3.4 in text. Use geometric relationships to determine the orientation of the forces in AB and BC. to determine the length of the spring AC in terms of θ. Now. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Use law of cosines/sines. to determine the length of the spring AC. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at pulley B and label all known and unknown forces.3 of the text. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 5.4 in text. 3. use the spring constant to determine the unstretched length of the spring.

Refer to example 3. not the part originally chosen. 4. If it’s larger. Assume that the force in either AB or AC = 750 lb. that part of the rope controls. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the force in the cable.3 of the text. 5. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. assuming a frictionless pulley.2 in text. 3. Determine the force in the spring using the spring constant. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. You will need to re-work the problem with this force = 750 lb. and solve the other force and θ. 3.) CHECK the force you solved for to be sure it is less than the maximum allowable force of 750 lb. Apply the hint given in the problem statement. Refer to example 3. at the same time. 5. Difficulty: Difficult Problem 3-34: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.4 in text. (They will not BOTH be equal to 750 lb. As you apply the equations of equilibrium.3 of the text. Difficulty: More difficult (d) Problem 3-36: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 10 minutes Hints to solve the problem: . Refer to example 3. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 3-35: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 15 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 4. 2. 5. 2. note that the force in rope AC = BC=CD = weight of block D. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system and label all known and unknown forces.(d) 4.2 in text. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces.

4 in text. ΣFx = 0 and solve for angles of orientation of AB and AC in terms of each other. 5. Plot this with T as the ordinate and θ as the abscissa. Difficulty: Difficult (d) Problem 3-38: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 25 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. For a smooth pulley. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces. 5. the force in AB=force in AC = T. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces in the springs in terms of θ. 6.3 of the text. Draw geometry of the “set up”. Refer to example 3. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for T as a function of θ. 3. 2.4 in text. 2. varying between 0˚ and 90˚. Due to symmetry. 4. Solution will be trial and error. 4. as below: y y-2 . 3.(d) 1. 5. 4. Difficulty: More difficult Problem 3-37: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. Be sure to begin with a FBD of the concurrent force system at pulley A and label all known and unknown forces.3 of the text.3 of the text. Apply F = ks for the springs. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 2. AB=AC. 3. Refer to example 3.

Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces. (d) Difficulty: Very Challenging Problem 3-39: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1.10-x x For equilibrium. .3. This is Newton’s 3rd Law. 3. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force system at A and label all known and unknown forces. 4. θ θ N (d) 4. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. 2. (don’t forget to convert mass to force) 3. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force and label all known and unknown forces.3 of the text. the force of AB on the pipe will act in the equal and opposite direction on the ring at B. Use the 1st derivative of the function to determine θ. the slope at that location must be determined. Refer to “Procedure for Analysis” in section 3. As in this example. these are similar triangles. Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces.3 of the text. Difficulty: Challenging Problem 3-40: (a) (b) (c) Concept: Equilibrium of a Concurrent Force System – use of freebody diagrams Estimated time to solve the problem: 20 minutes Hints to solve the problem: 1. 2. Refer to Example 3. To determine the direction of the normal force acting on the ball. Find the hypotenuse of each triangle in terms of x and y and use the fact that the total length of the rope is known to determine y.

Apply the equations of equilibrium to solve for the unknown forces on this FBD. Draw a FBD of the concurrent force system at B and label all known and unknown forces.(d) 5. 6. Difficulty: Difficult .

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Joint B) d) Problem 6-2: (a) Concept: Method of Joints to solve a truss problem (b) Estimated time to solve the problem: (c) Hints to solve the problem: 15 minutes Difficulty: Easy 1. (i. 3. Show all truss member forces on FBD as tensile (pulling) forces. Show all truss member forces on joint FBD’s as tensile (pulling) forces.CHAPTER 6: Problem 6-1: (a) (b) (c) 1. To choose a joint to begin your analysis.e. 2. Concept: Method of Joints to solve a truss problem 15 minutes Estimated time to solve the problem: Hints to solve the problem: Support reactions are not required to solve problem. look for one with 2 or less unknowns acting on it.. 2. To choose a joint to begin your analysis. 3.. (i. Support reactions are not required to solve problem. then if the answer to the force in a member is negative. then if the answer to the force in a member is negative. Joint B) (d) Problem 6-3: Difficulty: Easy .e. that member is in compression. that member is in compression. look for one with 2 or less unknowns acting on it.

and AB = BC. P2 For example.e. and determining member forces “by inspection”. Joint B: AB BC BD “By Inspection”. if P2 = zero. By visualizing a FBD of the joint and knowing that it must be in static equilibrium.(a) (b) (c) Concept: Method of Joints for truss members and determining member forces “by inspection”. To choose a joint to begin your analysis. then BD is a “zero force member”. look for one with 2 or less unknowns acting on it. BD = P2 in compression. Estimated time required to solve the problem: 20 min. 2. (i. (b) Estimated time required to solve the problem: 20 min. Estimated time required to solve the problem: Hints to solve the problem: 1. Joint B) 20 min. look for any joints where members are parallel and perpendicular to each other. (c) Hints to solve the problem: . (d) Problem 6-4: (a) (b) (c) Difficulty: Medium Concept: Method of Joints for truss members. Hints to solve the problem: (See hints for Problem #6-4) 1. Medium (d) Difficulty: Problem 6-5: (a) Concept: Method of Joints for truss members and determining member forces “by inspection”.. Additionally. First. zero force members. the student should be able to find unknown members “by inspection”.

look for any joints where members are parallel and perpendicular to each other. Joint B) (d) Difficulty: Medium . To choose a joint to begin your analysis.1. First. By visualizing a FBD of the joint and knowing that it must be in static equilibrium. and AB = BC.e. the student should be able to find unknown members “by inspection”. BE = 2P in compression. Joint B: AB BC BE “By Inspection”. look for one with 2 or less unknowns acting on it. 2. (i.. 2P For example.