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What is the tension in the string?

A 5.0 N uniform meter stick is pivoted so that it can rotate about a horizontal axis through one end. If a 0.15 kg mass is suspended 75 cm from the pivoted end, what is the tension in the string? Please see the attached picture for the arrangement.

Equilibrium and Force Distribution Problem

A uniform steel beam has a mass of 1178kg. On it is resting half of an identical beam, as shown in the figure attached. What is the vertical support at the right end. How about at the left end?

Force Balance Horizontal Distance

Find the horizontal distance between the line of action of the weight of the body and the line of action of the total vertical force exerted on the body (See attached for full question and diagram)

Beam and Reactions

Calculate the magnitude of the reaction (See attached for full question and diagram).

Static Equilibrium for an Exercise Regime

Q2- as a part of an exercise regime,,a lady lifts herself up from standing position at the rest,wth wait distributed normally across the soles of her feet,onto tiptoe(standing on 2 feet)which muscle group she is exercising ?is it possible to achieve the static equilibrium by loading only one muscle group?if so draw a free body d

Statics -- Equilibrium

Please look at the attached problem 5-20: Determine the reactions at the points A and B of the frame. I know that the following must hold true: Sum(Moments(b)) = 0 Sum(Fx) = 0 Sum(Fy) = 0 No moment is indicated in the problem, so I'm not sure if that's needed. Your help is appreciated.

Fluid mechanics

A beaker of mass m-beaker containing oil of mass m-oil (density = p-oil) rests on a scale. A block of iron of mass m-iron is suspended from a spring scale and completely submerged in the oil. Determine the equilibrium readings of both scales.

Buoyant Force of a Balloon

A helium filled balloon is tied to a 2.00 m long, .050 0-kg uniform string. The balloon is spherical with a radius of 0.400 m. When released, it lifts a length h of string and then remains in equilibrium. Determine the value of h. The envelope of the balloon has mass of 0.250 kg.

Vertical Mass-and-Spring Oscillator

A block of mass is attached to the end of an ideal spring. Due to the weight of the block, the block remains at rest when the spring is stretched a distance from its equilibrium length. The spring has an unknown spring constant. A. What is the spring constant? B. Suppose that the block gets bumped and undergoes a small verti

Harmonic Oscillator Kinematics

One end of a spring with spring constant k is attached to the wall. The other end is attached to a block of mass m. The block rests on a frictionless horizontal surface. The equilibrium position of the left side of the block is defined to be x=0. The length of the relaxed spring is L... (see attached) Please do not place your

Physics (solving for optimal diameter of rope to support given weight)

An artist friend of yours needs help hanging a 500 lb sculpture from the ceiling. For artistic reasons, she wants to use just two ropes. One will be 30 degrees from vertical, the other 60 degrees. She needs you to determine the smallest diameter rope that can safely support this expensive piece of art. On a visit to the hardware

Submerged Block

A beaker contains a thick layer of oil floating on water. A cubical block of wood is gently lowered into the beaker, so as not to disturb the layers of liquid, until it floats peacefully between the layers, as shown. a) What is the distance between the top of the wood cube (after it has come to rest) and the interface between

Walking the Plank

Please do not place your response in a .pdf format, but Word documents are okay. Thanks! A horizontal uniform bar of mass m and length L is hung horizontally on two vertical strings. String 1 is attached to the end of the bar and string 2 is attached a distance L/4 from the other end. A monkey of mass m/2 walks from one end o

Translational Equilibrium

A leg and cast weighs 220 N (w1) The leg held in traction by two weights (w2 and w3) attached to strings and applies in order that there be no force exerted on the hip joint J by the leg in the cast. (In other words the leg is in translational equilibrium) what are the numerical values of w2 and a for this to happen if w3=110 N?

Gravitational Equilibrium Point.

At what distance from the Earth will a spacecraft on the way to the moon experience zero net force due to these two bodies because the Earth and moon pull with equal and opposite forces? Thanks

Rope hanging between two trees - find the tension

A uniform rope of weigh W hangs between two trees; The ends of the rope are the same height, and they each make angle teta with the trees Find the tension at either end of the rope. Find the tension in the middle of the rope.

Vector polygon to solve for the forces on a block in equilibrium on a plane.

A block whose weight is W= 250 nt is on a frictionless plane which is at angle q= 25 degrees. A cable between the ceiling and the block makes an angle q=55 degrees from the ceiling. See ATTACHMENT1 for a diagram with given parameters, angles, physics statements, and a polygon created from known information. Also an illustration

A spring and its force constant

A spring whose force constant k= 84 nt/m is suspended by one end from a support. The unstressed spring's length is .66 m. Find the length of the spring when a mass of M= 12 kg is suspended from the lower end, in equilibrium.

Simple Harmonic Motion Mass Hanging Spring.

A certain spring with its upper end attached to a ceiling and nothing attached to its lower end has a length s= .6 m. When a mass M= 2.0 kg is attached to hang from its lower end the spring then has a length h= .80 m. See ATTACHMENT for a diagram showing parameters. The mass is raised .15 m above equilibrium point and releas

Equilibrium Condition Functions

A container is partitioned by a porous, fixed, wall. Because the wall is porous, it allows particles to diffusive from one side to the other (note that by 'diffuse' I mean that there are tiny holes in the wall which allow the gas particles to make it through; there is not some big gaping hole). The wall also allows the flow of

Speed of Blocks on an Incline

A block, mass = m1, lies on an incline of angle theta, and is connected to a second block of mass m2=3/2 m by a string that passes over a light frictionless pulley. The second block hangs vertically and is firmly attached to a spring that has negligible mass and a force constant of k. The opposite end of the spring is firmly a

Equilibrium and Center of Mass

In Fig. 13-11, a horizontal scaffold, of length 2.00 m and uniform mass 50 kg, is suspended from a building by two cables. It has dozens of paint cans stacked on it at various points. The total mass of the paint cans is 77.0 kg. The tension in the cable at the right is 735 N. How far horizontally from that cable is the center of

Finding Tension and Horizontal and Vertical Components of Force

The system in Fig. 13-37 is in equilibrium. A concrete block of mass m = 236 kg hangs from the end of the uniform strut whose mass is 46.5 kg. (Please see attachment). (a) Find the tension T in the cable. (b) Find the horizontal component of the force exerted on the strut by the hinge. (c) Find the vertical component of the

Archimedes Principle and Equilibrium Applied to an Object

An object is suspended from the bottom end of a spring. With the object in air, the spring exerts upward force Wa= 30 nt. With the object immersed in water, the spring exerts upward force Ww= 20 nt. With the object immersed in Liquid X, the spring exerts upward force Wx= 24 nt. See ATTACHMENT for a diagram. Find the density of


Hi. I need some help with a conceptual question. "A uniform 1-meter stick that is supported by a fulcrum at the 25-cm mark is in equilibrium when a 1-kg rock is suspended at the 0 cm end. Is the mass of the meter stick greater than, equal to, or less than the mass of the rock?" I thought the answer would be that the mass o