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Constructing a corbeled arch

Four bricks are to be stacked at the edge of a table, each brick overhanging the one below it, so that the top brick extends as far as possible beyond the edge of the table. (a) To achieve this, show that successive bricks must extend no more than (starting at the top brick)1/2, 1/4, 1/6, and 1/8 of their length beyond the one b

Coplanar Forces acting on an object at different magnitudes and directions.

Three coplanar forces act on a 75000.0 kg object in outer space, where there is no gravity: 14.2 kN directed at 357°, 25.6 kN at 138°, and 16.4 kN at 255°. What is the magnitude and direction of the acceleration? If the object has an initial velocity of 17.5 miles/h directed at 58.6° in the same plane as all three

Gravity Work required to move a mass radially outward

See attachment #1 for diagram showing parameters. A uniform spherical planet has mass M= 8.5 E 25 kg and radius R= 7.5 E 6 m. A hole is drilled from the surface to mass m= 360 kg at an initial position r1= 2.5 E 6 m from the center. PART a. Find the initial gravity force F that the planet exerts on mass m. PART b. F

Gravity forces and fields between two masses (earth & spacecraft

See attached file. Assume the earth to be a uniform spherical planet, mass M= (5.98 E 24) kg. (The number, in scientific notation, means '5.98 times 10 to the 24') The earth's radius is R= (6.37 E 6) m. Part a. Find the force of gravity between the earth and a spacecraft whose mass is m= 36000 kg, which is at height h=

Physics: Venturi meter readings sphere density.

1a) A venturi meter has 0.02556m^3 of flow per second through its 45mm dia throat.If the pipe is 58mm in diameter,what will the differential reading of mercury across it be? b)A metal sphere 60mm in dia is submerged in oil with a relative density of 0.9.Need to find the density of the sphere.There is a downward force of 8.31N wh

Center of Gravity: Example Problem

A lunch tray is being held in one hand. The mass of the tray itself is .200 kg, and its center of gravity is located at its geometrical center. on the tray is a 1.00 kg plate of food and a .250kg cup of coffee. obtain the force T exerted by the thumb and force F exerted by the four fingers. Both forces act perpendicular to the t

Cube in water: density, volume and force calculations

Imagine that you have a solid cube composed of Material X. You put the cube into a beaker filled with water. The cube sinks to the bottom of the beaker and sits there, at rest, on the bottom. Which of the following statements are true? (Give ALL correct answers: B, AC, BCD, ... , or None) A) The buoyant force on the cub

Block sliding on a sphere

A small block slides from rest from the top of a frictionless sphere of radius R. How far below the top of the sphere does the block lose contact with the sphere? The sphere does not move. Gravity is acting on the block.