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    Two metal plates are held together by two steel rivets, each of diameter 0.20 cm and length 1.0 cm. How much force must be applied parallel to the plates to shear off both rivets? The shear modulus of steel is 8.2 x 10^10.

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    The sheer modulus is given by S = F/A divided by tan phi for the deformation of the body due to the force. For no deformation this becomes S=F/A.

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    The solution provides a short discussion to back up the calculations performed to find the force that must be applied to two metal plates to shear off the rivets that hold them together.