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1185 Chapter 12 Static Equilibrium and Elasticity Conceptual Problems 1 ? [SSM] True or false: (a) null F i i ? = 0 is sufficient for static equilibrium to exist. (b) null F i i ? = 0 is necessary for static equilibrium to exist. (c) In static equilibrium, the net torque about any point is zero. (d) An object in equilibrium cannot be moving. (a) False. The conditions ? = 0F null and 0= ? ? null must be satisfied. (b) True. The necessary and sufficient conditions for static equilibrium are ? = 0F null and 0= ? ? null . (c) True. The conditions ? = 0F null and 0= ? ? null must be satisfied. (d) False. An object can be moving with constant speed (translational or rotational) when the conditions ? = 0F null and 0= ? ? null are satisfied. 2 ? True or false: (a) The center of gravity is always at the geometric center of a body. (b) The center of gravity must be located inside an object. (c) The center of gravity of a baton is located between the two ends. (d) The torque produced by the force of gravity about the center of gravity is always zero. (a) False. The location of the center of gravity depends on how an object?s mass is distributed. (b) False. An example of an object for which the center of gravity is outside the object is a donut. (c) True. The structure of a baton and the definition of the center of gravity guarantee that the center of gravity of a baton is located between the two ends. (d) True. Because the force of gravity acting on an object acts through the center of gravity of the object, its lever (or moment) arm is always zero. Chapter 12 1186 3 ? The horizontal bar in Figure 12-27 will remain horizontal if (a) L 1 = L 2 and R 1 = R 2 , (b) M 1 R 1 = M 2 R 2 , (c) M 2 R 1 = R 2 M 1 , (d) L 1 M 1 = L 2 M 2 , (e) R 1 L 1 = R 2 L 2 . Determine the Concept The condition that the bar is in rotational equilibrium is that the net torque acting on it equal zero; i.e., R 1 M 1 ? R 2 M 2 = 0. )(b is correct. 4 ? Sit in a chair with your back straight. Now try to stand up without leaning forward. Explain why you cannot do it. Determine the Concept You cannot stand up because, if you are to stand up, your body?s center of gravity must be above your feet. 5 ? You have a job digging holes for posts to support signs for a Louisiana restaurant (called Mosca?s). Explain why the higher above the ground a sign is mounted, the farther the posts should extend into the ground. Determine the Concept Flat signs of any kind experience substantial forces when the wind blows against them ? the larger the surface area, the larger the force. In order to be stable, the posts which support such signs must be buried deeply enough so that the ground can exert sufficient force against the posts to keep the sign in equilibrium under the strongest winds. The pivot point around which the sign might rotate is at ground level ? thus the more moment arm available below ground level, the more torque may be generated by the force of the ground on the posts. Thus the larger the surface area of the billboard, the greater will be the force applied above the surface, and hence the torque applied to the posts will be greater. As surface area increases, the preferred depth of the posts increases as well so that with the increased moment arm, the ground can exert more torque to balance the torque due to the wind. 6 ? A father (mass M) and his son, (mass m) begin walking out towards opposite ends of a balanced see-saw. As they walk, the see-saw stays exactly horizontal. What can be said about the relationship between the father?s speed V and the son?s speed v? Determine the Concept The question is about a situation in which an object is in static equilibrium. Both the father and son are walking outward from the center of the see-saw, which always remains in equilibrium. In order for this to happen, at any time, the net torque about any point (let?s say, the pivot point at the center of the see-saw) must be zero. We can denote the father?s position as X, and the son?s position as x, and choose the origin of coordinates to be at the pivot point. At each moment, the see-saw exerts normal forces on the son and his father equal to their respective weights, mg and Mg. By Newton?s third law, the father exerts a downward force equal in magnitude to the normal force, and the son exerts a downward force equal in magnitude to the normal force acting on him. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1187 Apply ? = 0 pointpivot ? to the see-saw (assume that the father walks to the left and that counterclockwise torques are positive): 0=?mgxMgX (1) Express the distance both the father and his son walk as a function of time: tVX ?= and tvx ?= Substitute for X and x in equation (1) to obtain: 0?? =? tmgvtMgV ? v M m V = Remarks: The father?s speed is less than the son?s speed by a factor of m/M. 7 ? Travel mugs that people might set on the dashboards of their cars are often made with broad bases and relatively narrow mouths. Why would travel mugs be designed with this shape, rather than have the roughly cylindrical shape that mugs normally have? Determine the Concept The main reason this is done is to lower the center of gravity of the mug as a whole. For a given volume, it is possible to make a mug with gently sloping sides that has a significantly lower center of gravity than the traditional cylinder. This is important, because as the center of gravity of an object gets lower (and as its base broadens) the object is harder to tip. When cars are traveling at constant velocity, the design of the mug is not important ? but when cars are stopping and going ? accelerating and decelerating ? the higher center of gravity of the usual design makes it much more prone to tipping. 8 ?? The sailors in the photo are using a technique called ?hiking out?. What purpose does positioning themselves in this way serve? If the wind were stronger, what would they need to do in order to keep their craft stable? Determine the Concept Dynamically the boats are in equilibrium along their line of motion, but in the plane of their sail and the sailors, they are in static equilibrium. The torque on the boat, applied by the wind acting on the sail, has a tendency to tip the boat. The rudder counteracts that tendency to some degree, but in particularly strong winds, when the boat is sailing at particular angles with respect to the wind, the sailors need to ?hike out? to apply some torque (due to the gravitational force of the Earth on the sailors) by leaning outward on the beam of the boat. If the wind strengthens, they need to extend their bodies further over the side and may need to get into a contraption called a ?trapeze? that enables the sailor to have his or her entire body outside the boat. Chapter 12 1188 9 ?? [SSM] An aluminum wire and a steel wire of the same length L and diameter D are joined end-to-end to form a wire of length 2L. One end of the wire is then fastened to the ceiling and an object of mass M is attached to the other end. Neglecting the mass of the wires, which of the following statements is true? (a) The aluminum portion will stretch by the same amount as the steel portion. (b) The tensions in the aluminum portion and the steel portion are equal. (c) The tension in the aluminum portion is greater than that in the steel portion. (d) None of the above Determine the Concept We know that equal lengths of aluminum and steel wire of the same diameter will stretch different amounts when subjected to the same tension. Also, because we are neglecting the mass of the wires, the tension in them is independent of which one is closer to the roof and depends only on Mg. )(b is correct. Estimation and Approximation 10 ?? A large crate weighing 4500 N rests on four 12-cm-high blocks on a horizontal surface (Figure 12-28). The crate is 2.0 m long, 1.2 m high and 1.2 m deep. You are asked to lift one end of the crate using a long steel pry bar. The fulcrum on the pry bar is 10 cm from the end that lifts the crate. Estimate the length of the bar you will need to lift the end of the crate. Picture the Problem The diagram to the right shows the forces acting on the crate as it is being lifted at its left end. Note that when the crowbar lifts the crate, only half the weight of the crate is supported by the bar. Choose the coordinate system shown and let the subscript ?pb? refer to the pry bar. The diagram below shows the forces acting on the pry bar as it is being used to lift the end of the crate. F pb F n W B x y w pb F r W r F pb F A y x B l?L l 'F r Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1189 Assume that the maximum force F you can apply is 500 N (about 110 lb). Let null be the distance between the points of contact of the steel bar with the floor and the crate, and let L be the total length of the bar. Lacking information regarding the bend in pry bar at the fulcrum, we?ll assume that it is small enough to be negligible. We can apply the condition for rotational equilibrium to the pry bar and a condition for translational equilibrium to the crate when its left end is on the verge of lifting. Apply ? = 0 y F to the crate: 0 npb =+? FWF (1) Apply 0= ? ? null to the crate about an axis through point B and perpendicular to the plane of the page to obtain: 0 2 1 n =? wWwF ? WF 2 1 n = as noted in Picture the Problem. Solve equation (1) for F pb and substitute for F n to obtain: WWWF 2 1 2 1 pb =?= Apply 0= ? ? null to the pry bar about an axis through point A and perpendicular to the plane of the page to obtain: ( ) 0 pb =?? FLF nullnull ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? += F F L pb 1null Substitute for F pb to obtain: ? ? ? ? ? ? += F W L 2 1null Substitute numerical values and evaluate L: () () cm55 N5002 N4500 1m10.0 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? +=L 11 ?? [SSM] Consider an atomic model for Young?s modulus. Assume that a large number of atoms are arranged in a cubic array, with each atom at a corner of a cube and each atom at a distance a from its six nearest neighbors. Imagine that each atom is attached to its 6 nearest neighbors by little springs each with force constant k. (a) Show that this material, if stretched, will have a Young?s modulus Y = k/a. (b) Using Table 12-1 and assuming that a ? 1.0 nm, estimate a typical value for the ?atomic force constant? k in a metal. Picture the Problem We can derive this expression by imagining that we pull on an area A of the given material, expressing the force each spring will experience, finding the fractional change in length of the springs, and substituting in the definition of Young?s modulus. Chapter 12 1190 (a) The definition of Young?s modulus is: LL AF Y ? = (1) Express the elongation ?L of each spring: k F L s =? (2) The force F s each spring will experience as a result of a force F acting on the area A is: N F F = s Express the number of springs N in the area A: 2 a A N = Substituting for N yields: A Fa F 2 s = Substitute F s in equation (2) to obtain, for the extension of one spring: kA Fa L 2 =? Assuming that the springs extend/compress linearly, the fractional extension of the springs is: kA Fa kA Fa aa L L L == ? = ? 2 tot 1 Substitute in equation (1) and simplify to obtain: a k kA Fa A F Y == (b) From our result in Part (a): Yak = From Table 12-1: 2112 N/m1000.2GN/m200 ×==Y Substitute numerical values and evaluate k: ( )( ) N/cm0.2 m100.1N/m1000.2 9211 = ××= ? k 12 ?? By considering the torques about the centers of the ball joints in your shoulders, estimate the force your deltoid muscles (those muscles on top of your shoulder) must exert on your upper arm, in order to keep your arm held out and extended at shoulder level. Then, estimate the force they must exert when you hold a 10-lb weight out to the side at arm?s length. Picture the Problem A model of your arm is shown in the pictorial representation. Your shoulder joint is at point P and the force the deltoid muscles exert on your Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1191 extended arm deltoid F null is shown acting at an angle ? with the horizontal. The weight of your arm is the gravitational force gmF null null = g exerted by Earth through the center of gravity of your arm. We can use the condition for rotational equilibrium to estimate the forces exerted by your deltoid muscles. Note that, because its moment arm is zero, the torque due to shoulder F null about an axis through point P and perpendicular to the page is zero. deltoid F r ? gmF r r = g r L P shoulder F r Apply 0= ? P ? to your extended arm: 0sin 2 1 deltoid =? mgLF ?null (1) Solving for F deltoid yields: ?sin2 deltoid null mgL F = Assuming that null ? 20 cm, L ? 60 cm, mg ? 10 lb, and ? ? 10°, substitute numerical values and evaluate F deltoid : ( )( ) () lb 68 10sincm 202 cm 60lb 10 deltoid ? ° =F If you hold a 10-lb weight at the end of your arm, equation (1) becomes: 0sin 2 1 deltoid =?? m'gLmgLF' ?null where m? is the mass of the 10-lb weight. Solving for F deltoid yields: ?sin2 2 deltoid null m'gLmgL F' + = Substitute numerical values and evaluate F ? deltoid : ( )( )( )( ) () lb 602 10sincm 202 cm 60lb 102cm 60lb 10 deltoid ? ° + =F Conditions for Equilibrium 13 ? Your crutch is pressed against the sidewalk with a force null F c along its own direction, as shown in Figure 12-29. This force is balanced by the normal Chapter 12 1192 force null F n and a frictional force null f s . (a) Show that when the force of friction is at its maximum value, the coefficient of friction is related to the angle ? by ? s = tan ?. (b) Explain how this result applies to the forces on your foot when you are not using a crutch. (c) Why is it advantageous to take short steps when walking on slippery surfaces? Picture the Problem Choose a coordinate system in which upward is the positive y direction and to the right is the positive x direction and use the conditions for translational equilibrium. (a) Apply 0= ? F null to the forces acting on the tip of the crutch: 0sin cs =+?= ? ?FfF x (1) and ? =?= 0cos cn ?FFF y (2) Solve equation (2) for F n and assuming that f s = f s,max , obtain: ??? cos csnsmaxs,s FFff === Substitute in equation (1) and solve for µ s : ?? tan s = (b) Taking long strides requires a large coefficient of static friction because ? is large for long strides. (c) If s ? is small (the surface is slippery), ? must be small to avoid slipping. 14 ?? A thin rod of mass M is suspended horizontally by two vertical wires. One wire is at the left end of the rod, and the other wire is 2/3 of the way from the left end. (a) Determine the tension in each wire. (b) An object is now hung by a string attached to the right end of the rod. When this happens, it is noticed that the wire remains horizontal but the tension in the wire on the left vanishes. Determine the mass of the object. Picture the Problem The pictorial representation shows the thin rod with the forces described in Part (a) acting on it. We can apply 0 0 = ? ? null to the rod to find the forces T L and T R . The simplest way to determine the mass m of the object suspended from the rod in (b) is to apply the condition for rotational equilibrium a second time, but this time with respect to an axis perpendicular to the page and through the point at which R T null acts. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1193 0 L 2 1 L 3 2 L L T r R T r gM r (a) Apply 0 0 = ? ? null to the rod: 0 2 1 R3 2 =? LMgLT ? MgT 4 3 R = Apply 0 vertical = ? F null to the rod: 0 RL =+? TMgT Substitute for T R to obtain: 0 4 3 L =+? MgMgT ? MgT 4 1 L = (b) With an object of mass m suspended from the right end of the rod and T L = 0, applying 0= ? ? null about an axis perpendicular to the page and through the point at which R T null acts yields: ( ) ( ) 01 3 2 2 1 3 2 =??? LmgLMg Solving for m yields: Mm 2 1 = The Center of Gravity 15 ? An automobile has 58 percent of its weight on the front wheels. The front and back wheels on each side are separated by 2.0 m. Where is the center of gravity located? Picture the Problem Let the weight of the automobile be w. Choose a coordinate system in which the origin is at the point of contact of the front wheels with the ground and the positive x axis includes the point of contact of the rear wheels with the ground. Apply the definition of the center of gravity to find its location. Use the definition of the center of gravity to obtain: () ( ) ()w ww xwWx i ii m84.0 m0.242.0058.0 cg = += = ? Because W = w: ( )wwx m84.0 cg = ? cm84 cg =x Chapter 12 1194 Static Equilibrium 16 ? Figure 12-30 shows a lever of negligible mass with a vertical force F app being applied to lift a load F. The mechanical advantage of the lever is defined as min app, FFM = , where min app, F is the smallest force necessary to lift the load F. Show that for this simple lever system, M = x/X, where x is the moment arm (distance to the pivot) for the applied force and X is the moment arm for the load. Picture the Problem We can use the given definition of the mechanical advantage of a lever and the condition for rotational equilibrium to show that M = x/X. Express the definition of mechanical advantage for a lever: min ,app F F M = (1) Apply the condition for rotational equilibrium to the lever: 0 min app,fulcrum =?= ? XFxF? Solve for the ratio of F to min app, F to obtain: X x F F = min app, Substitute for min app, FF in equation (1) to obtain: X x M = 17 ? [SSM] Figure 12-31 shows a 25-foot sailboat. The mast is a uniform 120-kg pole that is supported on the deck and held fore and aft by wires as shown. The tension in the forestay (wire leading to the bow) is 1000 N. Determine the tension in the backstay (wire leading aft) and the normal force that the deck exerts on the mast. (Assume that the frictional force the deck exerts on the mast to be negligible.) Picture the Problem The force diagram shows the forces acting on the mast. Let the origin of the coordinate system be at the foot of the mast with the +x direction to the right and the +y direction upward. Because the mast is in equilibrium, we can apply the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium to find the tension in the backstay, T B , and the normal force, F D , that the deck exerts on the mast. ? F °45 x y P T T mg F F B D Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1195 Apply 0= ? ? null to the mast about an axis through point P: ( )( ) () 00.45sinm88.4 sinN1000m88.4 B F =°? T ? Solve for T B to obtain: ( ) ° = 0.45sin sinN1000 F B ? T (1) Find F ? , the angle of the forestay with the vertical: °= ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? = ? 3.29 m4.88 m2.74 tan 1 F ? Substitute numerical values in equation (1) and evaluate T B : ( ) N692 0.45sin 3.29sinN1000 B = ° ° =T Apply the condition for translational equilibrium in the y direction to the mast: 045coscos BFFD =?°??= ? mgTTFF y ? Solving for F D yields: mgTTF +°+= 45coscos BFFD ? Substitute numerical values and evaluate F D : () ( ) ( )( ) kN 54.2m/s 81.9kg 12045cosN 6923.29cosN 1000 2 D =+°+°=F 18 ?? A uniform 10.0-m beam of mass 300 kg extends over a ledge as in Figure 12-32. The beam is not attached, but simply rests on the surface. A 60.0-kg student intends to position the beam so that he can walk to the end of it. What is the maximum distance the beam can extend past end of the ledge and still allow him to perform this feat? Picture the Problem The diagram shows ,g null M the weight of the beam, ,g null m the weight of the student, and the force the ledge exerts ,F null acting on the beam. Because the beam is in equilibrium, we can apply the condition for rotational equilibrium to the beam to find the location of the pivot point P that will allow the student to walk to the end of the beam. gm r gM r F r x m 0.5 P Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the pivot point P: ( ) 0m0.5 =?? mgxxMg Chapter 12 1196 Solving for x yields: mM M x + = 0.5 Substitute numerical values and evaluate x: ( )( ) m4.2 kg60.0kg300 kg300m 0.5 = + =x 19 ?? [SSM] A gravity board is a convenient and quick way to determine the location of the center of gravity of a person. It consists of a horizontal board supported by a fulcrum at one end and a scale at the other end. To demonstrate this in class, your physics professor calls on you to lie horizontally on the board with the top of your head directly above the fulcrum point as shown in Figure 12-33. The scale is 2.00 m from the fulcrum. In preparation for this experiment, you had accurately weighed yourself and determined your mass to be 70.0 kg. When you are at rest on the gravity board, the scale advances 250 N beyond its reading when the board is there by itself. Use this data to determine the location of your center of gravity relative to your feet. Picture the Problem The diagram shows ,w null the weight of the student, , P F null the force exerted by the board at the pivot, and , s F null the force exerted by the scale, acting on the student. Because the student is in equilibrium, we can apply the condition for rotational equilibrium to the student to find the location of his center of gravity. P gmw rr = P F r S F r x 2.00 m Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the pivot point P: ( ) 0m00.2 s =?wxF Solving for x yields: ( ) w F x s m00.2 = Substitute numerical values and evaluate x: ( )( ) ()() m728.0 m/s9.81kg70.0 N250m2.00 2 ==x 20 ?? A stationary 3.0-m board of mass 5.0 kg is hinged at one end. A force F null is applied vertically at the other end, and the board makes at 30° angle with the horizontal. A 60-kg block rests on the board 80 cm from the hinge as shown in Figure 12-34. (a) Find the magnitude of the force F null . (b) Find the force exerted by Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1197 the hinge. (c) Find the magnitude of the force F null , as well as the force exerted by the hinge, if F null is exerted, instead, at right angles to the board. Picture the Problem The diagram shows ,g null m the weight of the board, hinge F null , the force exerted by the hinge, ,g null M the weight of the block, and ,F null the force acting vertically at the right end of the board. Because the board is in equilibrium, we can apply the condition for rotational equilibrium to it to find the magnitude of .F null x y gm r gM r hinge F r F r m 50 . 1 m 70 . 0 m 80 . 0 P °30 (a) Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the hinge to obtain: ()[]( )[ ] ( )[ ] 030cosm80.030cosm50.130cosm0.3 =°?°?° MgmgF Solving for F yields: ( ) ( ) g Mm F m0.3 m80.0m50.1 + = Substitute numerical values and evaluate F: ()()( )( ) ( ) kN81.0N181m/s81.9 m3.0 m0.80kg60m1.50kg5.0 2 == + =F Apply 0= ? y F to the board to obtain: 0 hinge =+?? FmgMgF Solving for F hinge yields: ()FgmMFmgMgF ?+=?+= hinge Substitute numerical values and evaluate F hinge : ( )( ) kN46.0 N181m/s9.81kg5.0kg60 2 hinge = ?+=F Chapter 12 1198 (c) The force diagram showing the force F null acting at right angles to the board is shown to the right: ? x y gm r gM r hinge F r F r m 50 . 1 m 70 . 0 m 80 . 0 P °30 °30 Apply 0= ? ? null about the hinge: ()( )[]( )[ ] 030cosm80.030cosm5.1m0.3 =°?°? MgmgF Solving for F yields: ( ) ( ) ° + = 30cos m0.3 m80.0m5.1 g Mm F Substitute numerical values and evaluate F: ()()()( ) ( ) kN16.0N15730cosm/s81.9 m3.0 m0.80kg60m1.5kg5.0 2 ==° + =F Apply ? = 0 y F to the board: 030cossin hinge =°+?? FmgMgF ? or ( ) °?+= 30cossin hinge FgmMF ? (1) Apply ? = 0 x F to the board: 030sincos hinge =°?FF ? or °= 30sincos hinge FF ? (2) Divide the first of these equations by the second to obtain: ( ) ° °?+ = 30sin 30cos cos sin hinge hinge F FgmM F F ? ? Solving for ? yields: ( ) ? ? ? ? ? ? ° °?+ = ? 30sin 30cos tan 1 F FgmM ? Substitute numerical values and evaluate ? : ()( ) ( ) () °= ? ? ? ? ? ? ° °? = ? 1.81 sin30N157 cos30N157m/s9.81kg65 tan 2 1 ? Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1199 Substitute numerical values in equation (2) and evaluate F hinge : ( ) kN51.0 1.81cos 30sinN157 hinge = ° ° =F 21 ?? A cylinder of mass M is supported by a frictionless trough formed by a plane inclined at 30º to the horizontal on the left and one inclined at 60º on the right as shown in Figure 12-35. Find the force exerted by each plane on the cylinder. Picture the Problem The planes are frictionless; therefore, the force exerted by each plane must be perpendicular to that plane. Let 1 F null be the force exerted by the 30° plane, and let 2 F null be the force exerted by the 60° plane. Choose a coordinate system in which the positive x direction is to the right and the positive y direction is upward. Because the cylinder is in equilibrium, we can use the conditions for translational equilibrium to find the magnitudes of 1 F null and 2 F null . F 1 F 2 °30 °30 °60 °60 g r M Apply ? = 0 x F to the cylinder: 060sin30sin 21 =°?° FF (1) Apply ? = 0 y F to the cylinder: 12 30 60 0cos cosFFMg°+ °? = (2) Solve equation (1) for F 1 : 21 3FF = (3) Substitute for F 1 in equation (2) to obtain: 22 330 60 0cos cosFFMg°+ °? = Solve for F 2 to obtain: 1 22 330 60cos cos Mg FMg== °+ ° Substitute for F 2 in equation (3) to obtain: () 31 12 2 3FMgMg== 22 ?? A uniform 18-kg door that is 2.0 m high by 0.80 m wide is hung from two hinges that are 20 cm from the top and 20 cm from the bottom. If each hinge supports half the weight of the door, find the magnitude and direction of the horizontal components of the forces exerted by the two hinges on the door. Chapter 12 1200 Picture the Problem The drawing shows the door and its two supports. The center of gravity of the door is 0.80 m above (and below) the hinge, and 0.40 m from the hinges horizontally. Choose a coordinate system in which the positive x direction is to the right and the positive y direction is upward. Denote the horizontal and vertical components of the hinge force by F Hh and F Hv . Because the door is in equilibrium, we can use the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium to determine the horizontal forces exerted by the hinges. gm r Hv F r Hh F r Hh 'F r Hv 'F r m 40.0 m .61 P Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the lower hinge: ( ) ( ) 0m40.0m6.1 Hh =?mgF Solve for F Hh : ( ) m6.1 m40.0 Hh mg F = Substitute numerical values and evaluate F Hh : ( )( )() N44 m1.6 m0.40m/s9.81kg18 2 Hh = =F Apply ? = 0 x F to the door and solve for Hh 'F : 0' HhHh =?FF and N44' Hh =F Remarks: Note that the upper hinge pulls on the door and the lower hinge pushes on it. 23 ?? Find the force exerted on the strut by the hinge at A for the arrangement in Figure 12-36 if (a) the strut is weightless, and (b) the strut weighs 20 N. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1201 Picture the Problem Let T be the tension in the line attached to the wall and L be the length of the strut. The figure includes w, the weight of the strut, for part (b). Because the strut is in equilibrium, we can use the conditions for both rotational and translational equilibrium to find the force exerted on the strut by the hinge. T r w r W r v F r h F r °45 °45 °45 L 2 1 L 0 A (a) Express the force exerted on the strut at the hinge: jiF ?? vh FF += null (1) Ignoring the weight of the strut, apply 0= ? ? null at the hinge: ( ) 045cos =°? WLLT Solve for the tension in the line: ( ) N4.42 45cosN6045cos = °=°=WT Apply 0= ? F null to the strut: ? =°?= 045cos h TFF x and ? =?°+= 045cos v MgTFF y Solve for and evaluate F h : ( ) N3045cosN4.4245cos h =°=°=TF Solve for and evaluate F v : () N30cos45N42.4N06 45cos v =°?= °?= TMgF Substitute in equation (1) to obtain: ()()jiF ? N30 ? N30 += null (b) Including the weight of the strut, apply 0= ? ? null at the hinge: () 045cos 2 45cos = ? ? ? ? ? ? ?°? w L WLLT Solve for the tension in the line: () wWT ? ? ? ? ? ? °+°= 45cos 2 1 45cos Chapter 12 1202 Substitute numerical values and evaluate T: ()() () N5.49 N2045cos 2 1 N6045cos = ? ? ? ? ? ? °+°=T Apply 0= ? F null to the strut: ? =°?= 045cos h TFF x and ? =??°+= 045cos v wWTFF y Solve for and evaluate F h : ( ) N35 45cosN5.4945cos h = °=°=TF Solve for and evaluate F v : () N54 cos45N5.94N20N06 45cos v = °?+= °?+= TwWF Substitute for F h and F v to obtain: ()()jiF ? N45 ? N35 += null 24 ?? Julie has been hired to help paint the trim of a building, but she is not convinced of the safety of the apparatus. A 5.0-m plank is suspended horizontally from the top of the building by ropes attached at each end. Julie knows from previous experience that the ropes being used will break if the tension exceeds 1.0 kN. Her 80-kg boss dismisses Julie?s worries and begins painting while standing 1.0 m from the end of the plank. If Julie?s mass is 60 kg and the plank has a mass of 20 kg, then over what range of positions can Julie stand to join her boss without causing the ropes to break? Picture the Problem Note that if Julie is at the far left end of the plank, T 1 and T 2 are less than 1.0 kN. Let x be the distance of Julie from T 1 . Because the plank is in equilibrium, we can apply the condition for rotational equilibrium to relate the distance x to the other distances and forces. m 0.1m 5.1 x P 1 T r gm r J gm r p gm r b 2 T r Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1203 Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the left end of the plank: ()( ) ( ) 0m5.2m0.4m0.5 Jpb2 =??? gxmgmgmT Solving for x yields: ()( ) ( ) J p J b J 2 m5.2 m0.4m0.5 m m m m gm T x ??= Substitute numerical values and simplify to obtain: m 17.6 N m 10495.8 2 3 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ×= ? Tx Set T 2 = 1.0 kN and evaluate x: () m3.2 m 17.6kN 0.1 N m 10495.8 3 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ×= ? x and Julie is safe provided m.3.2 Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1213 33 ?? [SSM] A ladder of negligible mass and of length L leans against a slick wall making an angle of ? with the horizontal floor. The coefficient of friction between the ladder and the floor is ? s . A man climbs the ladder. What height h can he reach before the ladder slips? Picture the Problem Let the mass of the man be M. The ladder and the forces acting on it are shown in the diagram. Because the wall is slick, the force the wall exerts on the ladder must be horizontal. Because the ladder is in equilibrium, we can apply the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium to it. n F r gM r by wall F r ? maxs, f r x y h r ? L 0 Apply ? = 0 y F to the ladder and solve for F n : 0 n =?MgF ? MgF = n Apply ? = 0 x F to the ladder and solve for f s,max : 0 Wmaxs, =?Ff ? Wmaxs, Ff = Apply 0= ? ? null about the bottom of the ladder to obtain: 0sincos W =? ?? LFMgnull Solving for null and simplifying yields: ??? ? ? ? ? tantan tan cos sin s ns maxs, W L Mg LF Mg Lf Mg LF == ==null Referring to the figure, relate null to h: ?sinnull=h Substituting for null yields: ??? sintan s Lh = 34 ?? A uniform ladder of length L and mass m leans against a frictionless vertical wall, making an angle of 60º with the horizontal. The coefficient of static Chapter 12 1214 friction between the ladder and the ground is 0.45. If your mass is four times that of the ladder, how high can you climb before the ladder begins to slip? Picture the Problem The ladder and the forces acting on it are shown in the drawing. Choose a coordinate system in which the positive x direction is to the right and the positive y direction is upward. Because the wall is smooth, the force the wall exerts on the ladder must be horizontal. Because the ladder is in equilibrium, we can apply the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium. n F r gm r by wall F r ? 0 r gm r 4 L 2 1 L maxs, f r x y Apply ? = 0 y F to the ladder and solve for F n : 04 n =?? mgmgF ? mgF 5 n = Apply ? = 0 x F to the ladder and solve for maxs, f : 0 maxs,W =? fF ? Wmaxs, Ff = Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the bottom of the ladder: 0sincos4cos 2 W =?+ ??? LFmg L mg null Substitute for F W and maxs, f and solve for null: ? ??? cos4 cossin5 2 1 s mg mgLmgL ? =null Simplify to obtain: L ? ? ? ? ? ? ?= 8 1 tan 4 5 s ? ? null Substitute numerical values to obtain: ( ) LL 85.0 8 1 60tan 4 45.05 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ?°=null That is, you can climb about 85% of the way to the top of the ladder before it begins to slip. 35 ?? A ladder of mass m and length L leans against a frictionless vertical wall, so that it makes an angle ? with the horizontal. The center of mass of the ladder is a height h above the floor. A force F directed directly away from the wall pulls on the ladder at its midpoint. Find the minimum coefficient of static friction ? s Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1215 for which the top end of the ladder will separate from the wall before the lower end begins to slip. Picture the Problem The ladder and the forces acting on it are shown in the figure. Because the ladder is separating from the wall, the force the wall exerts on the ladder is zero. Because the ladder is in equilibrium, we can apply the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium. n F r ? maxs, f r x y h L 0 gm r L 2 1 F r To find the force required to pull the ladder away from the wall, apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the bottom of the ladder: ( ) ( ) 0cossin 2 1 2 1 =? ?? LmgLF or, because ? ? tan cos 2 1 h L = , 0 tan sin 2 1 =? ? ? mgh LF Solving for F yields: ?? sintan 2 L mgh F = (1) Apply ? = 0 x F to the ladder: nsmaxs,maxs, 0 FfFFf ?==?=? (2) Apply ? = 0 y F to the ladder: mgFmgF =?=? nn 0 Equate equations (1) and (2) and substitute for F n to obtain: ?? ? sintan 2 s L mgh mg = Solving for µ s yields: ?? ? sintan 2 s L h = 36 ?? A 900-N man sits on top of a stepladder of negligible mass that rests on a frictionless floor as in Figure 12-43. There is a cross brace halfway up the ladder. The angle at the apex is ? = 30º. (a) What is the force exerted by the floor on each leg of the ladder? (b) Find the tension in the cross brace. (c) If the cross brace is moved down toward the bottom of the ladder (maintaining the same angle ?), will its tension be the same, greater, or less than when it was in its higher position? Explain your answer. Chapter 12 1216 Picture the Problem Assume that half the man?s weight acts on each side of the ladder. The force exerted by the frictionless floor must be vertical. D is the separation between the legs at the bottom and x is the distance of the cross brace from the apex. Because each leg of the ladder is in equilibrium, we can apply the condition for rotational equilibrium to the right leg to relate the tension in the cross brace to its distance from the apex. n F r h F r m2 1 w r 2 1 ? x T r (a) By symmetry, each leg carries half the total weight, and the force on each leg is N.450 (b) Consider one of the ladder?s legs and apply 0= ? ? null about the apex: 0 2 n =?Tx D F ? x DF T 2 n = Using trigonometry, relate h and ? through the tangent function: h D 2 1 2 1 tan =? ? ? 2 1 tan2hD = Substitute for D in the expression for T and simplify to obtain: x hF x hF T ?? 2 1 n2 1 n tan 2 tan2 == Apply 0= ? y F to the ladder and solve for F n : 0 2 1 n =? wF ? wF 2 1 n = Substitute for F n to obtain: x wh T 2 tan 2 1 ? = (1) Substitute numerical values and evaluate T: ( )( ) () kN24.0 m0.22 15tanm0.4N900 = ° =T (c) From equation (1) we can see that T is inversely proportional to x. Hence, if the brace is moved lower, T will decrease. 37 ?? A uniform ladder rests against a frictionless vertical wall. The coefficient of static friction between the ladder and the floor is 0.30. What is the Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1217 smallest angle between the ladder and the horizontal such that the ladder will not slip? Picture the Problem The figure shows the forces acting on the ladder. Because the wall is frictionless, the force the wall exerts on the ladder is perpendicular to the wall. Because the ladder is on the verge of slipping, the static friction force is f s,max . Because the ladder is in equilibrium, we can apply the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium. n F r gm r by wall F r ? 0 r maxs, f r x y r 2 1 Apply ? = 0 x F to the ladder: nsmaxs,WWmaxs, 0 FfFFf ?==?=? Apply ? = 0 y F to the ladder: mgFmgF =?=? nn 0 Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the bottom of the ladder: ( ) ( ) 0sincos W2 1 =? ?? nullnull Fmg Substitute for F W and F n and simplify to obtain: 0sincos s2 1 =? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? = ? s 1 2 1 tan ? ? Substitute the numerical value of ? s and evaluate ?: () °= ? ? ? ? ? ? = ? 59 30.02 1 tan 1 ? 38 ??? A uniform log with a mass of 100 kg, a length of 4.0 m, and a radius of 12 cm is held in an inclined position, as shown in Figure 12-44. The coefficient of static friction between the log and the horizontal surface is 0.60. The log is on the verge of slipping to the right. Find the tension in the support wire and the angle the wire makes with the vertical wall. Picture the Problem Let T = the tension in the wire; F n = the normal force of the surface; and f s,max = µ s F n the maximum force of static friction. Letting the point at which the wire is attached to the log be the origin, the center of mass of the log is at (?1.838 m, ?0.797 m) and the point of contact with the floor is at (?3.676 m, ?1.594 m). Because the log is in equilibrium, we can apply the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium. Chapter 12 1218 1 r 2 r 3 r ? ? maxs, f r n F r T r gm r x y Apply ? = 0 x F to the log: 0sin maxs, =? fT ? or nsmaxs, sin FfT ?? == (1) Apply ? = 0 y F to the log: 0cos n =?+ mgFT ? or n cos FmgT ?=? (2) Divide equation (1) by equation (2) to obtain: n ns cos sin Fmg F T T ? = ? ? ? Solving for ? yields: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? = ? 1 tan n s1 F mg ? ? (3) Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the origin: 0 ns3n12 =?? FFmg ?nullnullnull Solve for F n to obtain: s31 2 n ?nullnull null + = mg F Substitute numerical values and evaluate F n : ( )( ) () N389 0.601.5943.676 m/s9.81kg1001.838 2 n = + =F Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1219 Substitute numerical values in equation (3) and evaluate ?: ()() °=°= ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? = ? 225.21 1 N893 m/s9.81kg100 60.0 tan 2 1 ? Substitute numerical values in equation (1) and evaluate T: ( )( ) kN64.0 sin21.5 N38960.0 = ° =T 39 ??? [SSM] A tall, uniform, rectangular block sits on an inclined plane as shown in Figure 12-45. A cord is attached to the top of the block to prevent it from falling down the incline. What is the maximum angle ? for which the block will not slide on the incline? Assume the block has a height-to-width ratio, b/a, of 4.0 and the coefficient of static friction between it and the incline is ? s = 0.80. Picture the Problem Consider what happens just as ? increases beyond ? max . Because the top of the block is fixed by the cord, the block will in fact rotate with only the lower right edge of the block remaining in contact with the plane. It follows that just prior to this slipping, F n and f s = µ s F n act at the lower right edge of the block. Choose a coordinate system in which up the incline is the +x direction and the direction of n F null is the +y direction. Because the block is in equilibrium, we can apply the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium. gm r n F r ? + ? maxs, f r ? T r a b y x Apply ? = 0 x F to the block: 0sin ns =?+ ?? mgFT (1) Apply ? = 0 y F to the block: 0cos n =? ?mgF (2) Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the lower right edge of the block: ( ) ( ) 0sincos 2 1 2 1 =?+ bTmgbmga ?? (3) Chapter 12 1220 Eliminate F n between equations (1) and (2) and solve for T: ( )??? cossin s ?= mgT Substitute for T in equation (3): ( ) ( ) ()[]0cossin sincos s 2 1 2 1 =?? + ??? ?? mgb mgbmga Substitute 4a for b: ( ) ( )( ) ()( )[]0cossin0.4 sin0.4cos s 2 1 2 1 =?? + ??? ?? mga mgamga Simplify to obtain: ( ) 0sin0.4cos0.81 s =?+ ??? Solving for ? yields: ? ? ? ? ? ? + = ? 0.4 0.81 tan s1 ? ? Substitute numerical values and evaluate ? : ( )( ) °= ? ? ? ? ? ? + = ? 62 0.4 80.00.81 tan 1 ? Stress and Strain 40 ? A 50-kg ball is suspended from a steel wire of length 5.0 m and radius 2.0 mm. By how much does the wire stretch? Picture the Problem L is the unstretched length of the wire, F is the force acting on it, and A is its cross-sectional area. The stretch in the wire ?L is related to Young?s modulus by ()( ).LLAFY ?= We can use Table 12-1 to find the numerical value of Young?s modulus for steel. Find the amount the wire is stretched from Young?s modulus: LL AF Y ? = ? YA FL L =? Substitute for F and A to obtain: 2 rY mgL L ? =? Substitute numerical values and evaluate ?L: ( )( )() ()() mm98.0 m102.0GN/m 200 m5.0m/s9.81kg50 ? 2 32 2 = × = ? ? L 41 ? [SSM] Copper has a tensile strength of about 3.0 × 10 8 N/m 2 . (a) What is the maximum load that can be hung from a copper wire of diameter 0.42 mm? Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1221 (b) If half this maximum load is hung from the copper wire, by what percentage of its length will it stretch? Picture the Problem L is the unstretched length of the wire, F is the force acting on it, and A is its cross-sectional area. The stretch in the wire ?L is related to Young?s modulus by ( ) ( ).strainstress LLAFY ?== (a) Express the maximum load in terms of the wire?s tensile strength: 2 max strength tensile strength tensile r AF ?×= ×= Substitute numerical values and evaluate F max : ( )( ) N42N 6.41 m100.21N/m103.0 2 328 max == ××= ? ?F (b) Using the definition of Young?s modulus, express the fractional change in length of the copper wire: AY F AY F L L max2 1 ? == Substitute numerical values and evaluate L L? : ( ) ()() %14.0 N/m1010.1mm 21.0 N 6.41? 2112 2 1 = × = ? L L 42 ? A 4.0-kg mass is supported by a steel wire of diameter 0.60 mm and length 1.2 m. How much will the wire stretch under this load? Picture the Problem L is the unstretched length of the wire, F is the force acting on it, and A is its cross-sectional area. The stretch in the wire ?L is related to Young?s modulus by ()().LLAFY ?= We can use Table 12-1 to find the numerical value of Young?s modulus for steel. Relate the amount the wire is stretched to Young?s modulus: LL AF Y ? = ? YA FL L =? Substitute for F and A to obtain: 2 rY mgL L ? =? Substitute numerical values and evaluate ?L: ( )( )() () mm83.0 m1030.0N/m102 m2.1m/s9.81kg4.0 ? 2 3211 2 = ×× = ? ? L Chapter 12 1222 43 ? [SSM] As a runner?s foot pushes off on the ground, the shearing force acting on an 8.0-mm-thick sole is shown in Figure 12-46. If the force of 25 N is distributed over an area of 15 cm 2 , find the angle of shear ?, given that the shear modulus of the sole is 1.9 × 10 5 N/m 2 . Picture the Problem The shear stress, defined as the ratio of the shearing force to the area over which it is applied, is related to the shear strain through the definition of the shear modulus; ?tanstrainshear stressshear s s AF M == . Using the definition of shear modulus, relate the angle of shear, ? to the shear force and shear modulus: AM F s s tan =? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? = ? AM F s s 1 tan? Substitute numerical values and evaluate ? : ()() °= ? ? ? ? ? ? ×× = ? ? 0.5 m1015N/m101.9 N25 tan 2425 1 ? 44 ?? A steel wire of length 1.50 m and diameter 1.00 mm is joined to an aluminum wire of identical dimensions to make a composite wire of length 3.00 m. Find the resulting change in the length of this composite wire if an object with a mass of 5.00 kg is hung vertically from one of its ends. (Neglect any effects the masses of the two wires have on the changes in their lengths.) Picture the Problem The stretch in the wire ?L is related to Young?s modulus by ()()LLAFY ?= , where L is the unstretched length of the wire, F is the force acting on it, and A is the cross-sectional area of the wire. The change in length of the composite wire is the sum of the changes in length of the steel and aluminum wires. The change in length of the composite wire ?L is the sum of the changes in length of the two wires: Alsteel ??? LLL += Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1223 Using the defining equation for Young?s modulus, substitute for ?L steel and ?L Al in equation (1) and simplify to obtain: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? += += Al Al steel steel Al Al steel steel ? Y L Y L A F Y L A F Y L A F L Substitute numerical values and evaluate ?L: ()( ) mm 81.1 m1081.1 N/m 10700.0 m 50.1 N/m 1000.2 m 50.1 m100.500 m/s9.81kg5.00 ? 3 2112112 3 2 = ×= ? ? ? ? ? ? × + × × = ? ? ? L 45 ?? [SSM] Equal but opposite forces of magnitude F are applied to both ends of a thin wire of length L and cross-sectional area A. Show that if the wire is modeled as a spring, the force constant k is given by k = AY/L and the potential energy stored in the wire is LFU ? 2 1 = , where Y is Young?s modulus and ?L is the amount the wire has stretched. Picture the Problem We can use Hooke?s law and Young?s modulus to show that, if the wire is considered to be a spring, the force constant k is given by k = AY/L. By treating the wire as a spring we can show the energy stored in the wire is LFU ? 2 1 = . Express the relationship between the stretching force, the force constant, and the elongation of a spring: LkF ?= ? L F k ? = Using the definition of Young?s modulus, express the ratio of the stretching force to the elongation of the wire: L AY L F = ? (1) Equate these two expressions for F/?L to obtain: L AY k = Treating the wire as a spring, express its stored energy: () () L L LAY L L AY LkU ? ? ?? 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 ? ? ? ? ? ? = == Chapter 12 1224 Solving equation (1) for F yields: L LAY F ? = Substitute for F in the expression for U to obtain: LFU ? 2 1 = 46 ?? The steel E string of a violin is under a tension of 53.0 N. The diameter of the string is 0.200 mm and the length under tension is 35.0 cm. Find (a) the unstretched length of this string and (b) the work needed to stretch the string. Picture the Problem Let L? represent the stretched and L the unstretched length of the wire. The stretch in the wire ?L is related to Young?s modulus by ()()LLAFY ?= , where F is the force acting on it, and A is its cross-sectional area. In Problem 45 we showed that the energy stored in the wire is LFU ? 2 1 = , where Y is Young?s modulus and ?L is the amount the wire has stretched. (a) Express the stretched length L? of the wire: LLL' ?+= Using the definition of Young?s modulus, express ?L: AY LF L =? Substitute and simplify: ? ? ? ? ? ? +=+= AY F L AY LF LL' 1 Solving for L yields: AY F L' L + = 1 Substitute numerical values and evaluate L: ()( ) cm7.34 N/m102.00m100.100 N53.0 1 m0.350 211 2 3 = ×× + = ? ? L (b) From Problem 45, the work done in stretching the wire is: LFUW ?? 2 1 == Substitute numerical values and evaluate W: ( )( ) J80.0 m0.347m0.350N53.0 2 1 ? ?=W Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1225 47 ?? During a materials science experiment on the Young?s modulus of rubber, your teaching assistant supplies you and your team with a rubber strip that is rectangular in cross section. She tells you to first measure the cross section dimensions and their values are 3.0 mm × 1.5 mm. The lab write-up calls for the rubber strip to be suspended vertically and various (known) masses to attached to it. Your team obtains the following data for the length of the strip as a function of the load (mass) on the end of the strip: Load, kg 0.0 0.10 0.20 0.30 0.40 0.50 Length, cm 5.0 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.8 8.8 (a) Use a spreadsheet or graphing calculator to find Young?s modulus for the rubber strip over this range of loads. Hint: It is probably best to plot F/A versus ?L/L. Why? (b) Find the energy stored in the strip when the load is 0.15 kg. (See Problem 45.) (c) Find the energy stored in the strip when the load is 0.30 kg. Is it twice as much as your answer to Part (b)? Explain. Picture the Problem We can use the definition of Young?s modulus and your team?s data to plot a graph whose slope is Young?s modulus for the rubber strip over the given range of loads. Because the rubber strip stretches linearly for loads less than or equal to 0.20 kg, we can use linear interpolation in Part (b) to find the length of the rubber strip for a load of 0.15 kg. We can then use the result of Problem 45 to find the energy stored in the when the load is 0.15 kg. In Part (c) we can use the result of Problem 45 and the given length of the strip when its load is 0.30 kg to find the energy stored in the rubber strip. (a) The equation for Young?s modulus can be written as: L L Y A F ? = where Y is the slope of a graph of F/A as a function of ?L/L. The following table summarizes the quantities, calculated using your team?s data, used to plot the graph suggested in the problem statement. Load F F/A ?L ?L/L U (kg) (N) (N/m 2 ) (m) (J) 0.10 0.981 21.8×10 5 0.006 0.12 2.9×10 ?3 0.20 1.962 4.36×10 5 0.012 0.24 12×10 ?3 0.30 2.943 6.54×10 5 0.019 0.38 28×10 ?3 0.40 3.924 8.72×10 5 0.028 0.56 55×10 ?3 0.50 4.905 10.9×10 5 0.038 0.76 93×10 ?3 Chapter 12 1226 A spreadsheet-generated graph of F/A as a function of ?L/L follows. The spreadsheet program also plotted the regression line on the graph and added its equation to the graph. y = 1.35E+06x + 9.89E+04 0.0E+00 2.0E+05 4.0E+05 6.0E+05 8.0E+05 1.0E+06 1.2E+06 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 delta-L /L F / A , N / m^ 2 From the regression function shown on the graph: 26 N/m 104.1 ×=Y (b) From Problem 45: LFU ? 2 1 = or, because F = mg, ( ) LmgmU ? 2 1 = Interpolating from the data table we see that the length of the strip when the load on it is 0.15 kg is 5.9 cm. Substitute numerical values and evaluate U(0.15 kg): ()()( )( ) mJ 7m/s 81.9kg 15.0cm 5.0cm .95kg 30.0 2 2 1 =?=U (c) Evaluate U(0.30 kg) to obtain: ()()( )( ) mJ 28m/s 81.9kg 30.0cm 5.0cm 9.6kg 30.0 2 2 1 =?=U The energy stored in the strip when the load is 0.30 kg is four times as much as the energy stored when the load is 0.15 kg. Although the rubber strip does not stretch linearly (a conclusion you can confirm either graphically or by examining the data table), its stretch is sufficiently linear that, to a good approximation, the energy stored is quadrupled when the load is doubled. Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1227 48 ?? A large mirror is hung from a nail as shown in Figure 12-47. The supporting steel wire has a diameter of 0.20 mm and an unstretched length of 1.7 m. The distance between the points of support at the top of the mirror?s frame is 1.5 m. The mass of the mirror is 2.4 kg. How much will the distance between the nail and the mirror increase due to the stretching of the wire as the mirror is hung? Picture the Problem The figure shows the forces acting on the wire where it passes over the nail. m represents the mass of the mirror and T is the tension in the supporting wires. The figure also shows the geometry of the right triangle defined by the support wires and the top of the mirror frame. The distance a is fixed by the geometry while h and L will change as the mirror is suspended from the nail. T r 'T r m 85 . 0 = L m 75.0=a h x gmF r r = nailby y nail ?? Using the Pythagorean theorem, express the relationship between the sides of the right triangle in the diagram: 222 Lha =+ Express the differential of this equation and approximate differential changes with small changes: LLhhaa ?=?+? 222 or, because ?a = 0, LLhh ?=? ? h LL h ? ? = Multiplying the numerator and denominator by L yields: L L h L h ? ? 2 = (1) Solve the equation defining Young?s modulus for ?L/L to obtain: AY T L L = ? Substitute for ?L/L in equation (1) to obtain: Yr T aL L AY T h L h 2 22 22 ? ? ? == (2) where r is the radius of the wire. Noting that T'T = , apply ? = 0 y F to the wire where it passes over the supporting nail: 0cos2 =? ?Tmg ? ?cos2 mg T = Chapter 12 1228 Substituting for T in equation (2) yields: ?? cos2 ? 2 22 2 Yr mg aL L h ? = Because L aL L h 22 cos ? ==? : () 222 3 22222 2 2 2 ? aLYr mgL aLYr mgL aL L h ? = ?? = ? ? Substitute numerical values and evaluate ?h: ()( )( ) ()( ()()[] mm 2.7 m 75.0m 85.0N/m 1000.2m 1010.02 m 85.0m/s 81.9kg 4.2 ? 22211 2 3 32 = ?×× = ? ? h 49 ?? Two masses, M 1 and M 2 , are supported by wires that have equal lengths when unstretched. The wire supporting M 1 is an aluminum wire 0.70 mm in diameter, and the one supporting M 2 is a steel wire 0.50 mm in diameter. What is the ratio M 1 /M 2 if the two wires stretch by the same amount? Picture the Problem Let the numeral 1 denote the aluminum wire and the numeral 2 the steel wire. Because their initial lengths and amount they stretch are the same, we can use the definition of Young?s modulus to express the change in the lengths of each wire and then equate these expressions to obtain an equation solvable for the ratio M 1 /M 2 . Using the definition of Young?s modulus, express the change in length of the aluminum wire: Al1 11 1 YA gLM L =? Using the definition of Young?s modulus, express the change in length of the steel wire: steel2 22 2 YA gLM L =? Because the two wires stretch by the same amount, equate ?L 1 and ?L 2 and simplify: steel2 2 Al1 1 YA M YA M = ? steel2 Al1 2 1 YA YA M M = Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1229 Substitute numerical values and evaluate M 1 /M 2 : ()( ) ()() 69.0 N/m1000.2mm50.0 4 N/m1070.0mm70.0 4 2112 2112 2 1 = × × = ? ? M M 50 ?? A 0.50-kg ball is attached to one end of an aluminum wire having a diameter of 1.6 mm and an unstretched length of 0.70 m. The other end of the wire is fixed to the top of a post. The ball rotates about the post in a horizontal plane at a rotational speed such that the angle between the wire and the horizontal is 5.0º. Find the tension in the wire and the increase in its length due to the tension in the wire. Picture the Problem The free-body diagram shows the forces acting on the ball as it rotates around the post in a horizontal plane. We can apply Newton?s 2 nd law to find the tension in the wire and use the definition of Young?s modulus to find the amount by which the aluminum wire stretches. m gm r T r ? x y Apply ? = 0 y F to the ball: 0sin =?mgT ? ? ?sin mg T = Substitute numerical values and evaluate T: ( )( ) N56 N 3.56 sin5.0 m/s9.81kg0.50 2 = = ° =T Using the definition of Young?s modulus, express ?L: AY FL L =? Substitute numerical values and evaluate ?L: ( )( ) ()( ) mm28.0 N/m1070.0m106.1 4 m0.70N56.3 ? 211 2 3 = ×× = ? ? L 51 ?? [SSM] An elevator cable is to be made of a new type of composite developed by Acme Laboratories. In the lab, a sample of the cable that is 2.00 m long and has a cross-sectional area of 0.200 mm 2 fails under a load of 1000 N. The actual cable used to support the elevator will be 20.0 m long and have a cross- Chapter 12 1230 sectional area of 1.20 mm 2 . It will need to support a load of 20,000 N safely. Will it? Picture the Problem We can use the definition of stress to calculate the failing stress of the cable and the stress on the elevator cable. Note that the failing stress of the composite cable is the same as the failing stress of the test sample. The stress on the elevator cable is: 210 26 cable N/m1067.1 m1020.1 kN0.20 Stress ×= × == ? A F The failing stress of the sample is: 210 26 failing N/m10500.0 m102.0 N1000 Stress ×= × == ? A F Because cablefailing StressStress < , the cable will not support the elevator. 52 ?? If a material?s density remains constant when it is stretched in one direction, then (because its total volume remains constant), its length must decrease in one or both of the other directions. Take a rectangular block of length x, width y, and depth z, and pull on it so that its new length xxx ?+=' . If ?x << x and zzyy ?? = , show that xxyy ??= 2 1 ? . Picture the Problem Let the length of the sides of the rectangle be x, y and z. Then the volume of the rectangle will be V = xyz and we can express the new volume V ? resulting from the pulling in the x direction and the change in volume ?V in terms of ?x, ?y, and ?z. Discarding the higher order terms in ?V and dividing our equation by V and using the given condition that ?y/y = ?z/z will lead us to the given expression for ?y/y. Express the new volume of the rectangular box when its sides change in length by ?x, ?y, and ?z: ()()( ) ( ) ( )() }{ zyxzyxzxyyxz xyzxzyyzxxyzzzyyxxV' ???+??+??+??+ ?+?+?+=?+?+?+= where the terms in brackets are very small (i.e., second order or higher). Discard the second order and higher terms to obtain: ( ) ( )()xyzxzyyzxVV' ?+?+?+= or ( )()()xyzxzyyzxVV'V ?+?+?=?=? Because ?V = 0: ( ) ( ) ( )[ ]xyzxzyyzx ?+??=? Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1231 Divide both sides of this equation by V = xyz to obtain: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? + ? ?= ? z z y y x x Because ?y/y = ?z/z, our equation becomes: y y x x ? ?= ? 2 ? x x y y ? ?= ? 2 1 53 ?? [SSM] You are given a wire with a circular cross-section of radius r and a length L. If the wire is made from a material whose density remains constant when it is stretched in one direction, then show that LLrr ??=? 2 1 , assuming that ?L<< L. (See Problem 52.) Picture the Problem We can evaluate the differential of the volume of the wire and, using the assumptions that the volume of the wire does not change under stretching and that the change in its length is small compared to its length, show that LLrr ??=? 2 1 L. Express the volume of the wire: LrV 2 ?= Evaluate the differential of V to obtain: rLdrdLrdV ?? 2 2 += Because dV = 0: LdrrdL 20 += ? L dL r dr 2 1 ?= Because ?L << L, we can approximate the differential changes dr and dL with small changes ?r and ?L to obtain: L L r r ? ?= ? 2 1 54 ??? For most materials listed in Table 12-1, the tensile strength is two to three orders of magnitude lower than Young?s modulus. Consequently, most of these materials will break before their strain exceeds 1 percent. Of man-made materials, nylon has about the greatest extensibility?it can take strains of about 0.2 before breaking. But spider silk beats anything man-made. Certain forms of spider silk can take strains on the order of 10 before breaking! (a) If such a thread has a circular cross-section of radius r 0 and unstretched length L 0 , find its new radius r when stretched to a length L = 10L 0 . (Assume that the density of the thread remains constant as it stretches.) (b) If the Young?s modulus of the spider thread is Y, calculate the tension needed to break the thread in terms of Y and r 0 . Picture the Problem Because the density of the thread remains constant during the stretching process, we can equate the initial and final volumes to express r 0 in terms of r. We can also use Young?s modulus to express the tension needed to break the thread in terms of Y and r 0 . Chapter 12 1232 (a) Because the volume of the thread is constant during the stretching of the spider?s silk: 0 2 0 2 LrLr ?? = ? L L rr 0 0 = Substitute for L and simplify to obtain: 0 0 0 0 316.0 10 r L L rr == (b) Express Young?s modulus in terms of the breaking tension T: LL rT LL rT LL AT Y ? = ? = ? = 2 0 2 10 ?? Solving for T yields: L L YrT ? = 2 0 10 1 ? Because ?L/L = 9: 10 9 2 0 Yr T ? = General Problems 55 ? [SSM] A standard bowling ball weighs 16 pounds. You wish to hold a bowling ball in front of you, with the elbow bent at a right angle. Assume that your biceps attaches to your forearm at 2.5 cm out from the elbow joint, and that your biceps muscle pulls vertically upward, that is, it acts at right angles to the forearm. Also assume that the ball is held 38 cm out from the elbow joint. Let the mass of your forearm be 5.0 kg and assume its center of gravity is located 19 cm out from the elbow joint. How much force must your biceps muscle apply to forearm in order to hold out the bowling ball at the desired angle? Picture the Problem We can model the forearm as a cylinder of length L = 38 cm with the forces shown in the pictorial representation acting on it. Because the forearm is in both translational and rotational equilibrium under the influence of these forces, the forces in the diagram must add (vectorially) to zero and the net torque with respect to any axis must also be zero. 0 gm r forearm gm r ball elbow bicep F r joint elbow F r r L 2 1 L x Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1233 Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the elbow and perpendicular to the plane of the diagram: 0 ballforearm2 1 bicep =?? gLmgLmFnull Solving for bicep F and simplifying yields: () null null Lgmm gLmgLm F ballforearm2 1 ballforearm2 1 bicep + = + = Substitute numerical values and evaluate bicep F : () ()() kN 5.1 cm5.2 m/s 81.9cm 38 lb 2.205 kg 1 lb 16kg 0.5 2 2 1 bicep = ? ? ? ? ? ? ×+ =F 56 ?? A biology laboratory at your university is studying the location of a person?s center of gravity as a function of their body weight. They pay well, and you decide to volunteer. The location of your center of gravity when standing erect is to be determined by having you lie on a uniform board (mass of 5.00 kg, length 2.00 m) supported by two scales as shown in Figure 12-54. If your height is 188 cm and the left scale reads 470 N while the right scale reads 430 N, where is your center of gravity relative to your feet? Assume the scales are both exactly the same distance from the two ends of the board, are separated by 178 cm, and are set to each read zero before you get on the platform. Picture the Problem Because the you-board system is in equilibrium, we can apply the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium to relate the forces exerted by the scales to the distance d, measured from your feet, to your center of mass and the distance to the center of gravity of the board. The following pictorial representation shows the forces acting on the board. mg represents your weight. cm 178 d cm 89 N 470 N 430 mg ()gkg 00.5 P Chapter 12 1234 The forces responsible for a counterclockwise torque about an axis through your feet (point P) and perpendicular to the page are your weight and the weight of the board. The only force causing a clockwise torque about this axis is the 470 N force exerted by the scale under your head. Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through your feet and perpendicular to the page: ( ) ( )( ) ( )( ) 0N 470m 78.1m 89.0kg 0.5m/s 81.9 2 =??dm where m is your mass. Solve for d to obtain: ()( ) ( )( ) () 2 m/s 81.9 N 470m 78.1m 89.0kg 00.5 m d + = (1) Let upward be the positive y direction and apply 0= ? y F to the plank to obtain: ( ) ( )( ) 0m/s 81.9kg 00.5m/s 81.9N 430N 470 22 =??+ m Solving for m yields: kg 74.86=m Substitute numerical values in equation (1) and evaluate d: ()( ) ( )( ) ()() cm 99 m/s 81.9kg 74.86 N 470m 78.1m 89.0kg 0.5 2 = + =d 57 ?? Figure 12-49 shows a mobile consisting of four objects hanging on three rods of negligible mass. Find the values of the unknown masses of the objects if the mobile is to balance. Hint: Find the mass m 1 first. Picture the Problem We can apply the balance condition 0= ? ? null successively, starting with the lowest part of the mobile, to find the value of each of the unknown weights. Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the point of suspension of the lowest part of the mobile: ( )( ) ( ) 0cm4.0N2.0cm3.0 1 =? gm Solving for m 1 yields: kg15.0kg 1529.0 1 ==m Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1235 Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the point of suspension of the middle part of the mobile: ()() 0kg 1529.0 N0.2 cm4.0cm2.0 2 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? +? g g gm Solving for m 2 yields: kg71.0kg 0.7136 2 ==m Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the point of suspension of the top part of the mobile: () ( )( ) ( ) 0cm6.00.1529kg 0.7136N0.2cm2.0 3 =?++ gmgg Solving for m 3 yields: kg36.0kg 3568.0 3 ==m 58 ?? Steel construction beams, with an industry designation of ?W12 × 22,? have a weight of 22 pounds per foot. A new business in town has hired you to place its sign on a 4.0 m long steel beam of this type. The design calls for the beam to extend outward horizontally from the front brick wall (Figure 12-50). It is to be held in place by a 5.0 m-long steel cable. The cable is attached to one end of the beam and to the wall above the point at which the beam is in contact with the wall. During the initial stage of construction, the beam is not to be bolted to the wall, but to be held in place solely by friction. (a) What is the minimum coefficient of friction between the beam and the wall for the beam to remain in static equilibrium? (b)What is the tension in the cable in this case? Picture the Problem Because the beam is in both translational and rotational equilibrium under the influence of the forces shown below in the pictorial representation, we can apply 0= ? F null and 0= ? ? null to it to find the coefficient of static friction and the tension in the supporting cable. ? 0 L 2 1 L x gm r beam T r n F r s f r Chapter 12 1236 (a) Apply 0= ? F null to the beam to obtain: 0cos n =?= ? ?TFF x (1) and 0sin beams =+?= ? ?TgmfF y (2) The mass of the beam beam m is the product of its linear density ? and length L: Lm ?= beam Substituting for beam m in equation (2) yields: 0sin s =+? ?? TLgf (3) Relate the force of static friction to the normal force exerted by the wall: nss Ff ?= Substituting for f s in equation (3) yields: 0sin ns =+? ??? TLgF Solve for ? s to obtain: n s sin F TLg ?? ? ? = (4) Solving equation (1) for F n yields: ?cos n TF = Substitute for F n in equation (4) and simplify to obtain: ? ? ? ? ?? ? tan coscos sin s ?= ? = T Lg T TLg (5) Apply 0= ? ? null to the beam about an axis through the origin and normal to the page to obtain: ( ) ( ) 0sin 2 1 beam =? LgmLT ? or ( ) ( ) 0sin 2 1 =? LLgLT ?? Solving for T yields: ? ? sin2 Lg T = (6) Substitute for T in equation (5) and simplify to obtain: ?? ? ? ? ? ? tantan cos sin2 s =?= Lg Lg (7) From Figure 12-50 we see that: 4 3 m4.0 m 0.3 tan ==? Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1237 Substituting for tan? in equation (7) yields: 75.0 s =? (b) Substitute numerical values in equation (6) and evaluate T: ()() kN 1.1 4 3 tansin2 m/s 81.9m 0.4 m ft 281.3 lb 2.205 kg 1 ft lb 22 1 2 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ×× = ? T Remarks: 1.1 kN is approximately 240 lb. 59 ?? [SSM] Consider a rigid 2.5-m-long beam (Figure 12-51) that is supported by a fixed 1.25-m-high post through its center and pivots on a frictionless bearing at its center atop the vertical 1.25-m-high post. One end of the beam is connected to the floor by a spring that has a force constant k = 1250 N/m. When the beam is horizontal, the spring is vertical and unstressed. If an object is hung from the opposite end of the beam, the beam settles into an equilibrium position where it makes an angle of 17.5 o with the horizontal. What is the mass of the object? Picture the Problem Because the beam is in rotational equilibrium, we can apply 0= ? ? null to it to determine the mass of the object suspended from its left end. ? 0 L 2 1 L x springby F r gm r bearingby F r ? L 2 1 The pictorial representation directly above shows the forces acting on the beam when it is in static equilibrium. The pictorial representation to the right is an enlarged view of the right end of the beam. We?ll use this diagram to determine the length of the stretched spring. L 2 1 stretched r ? ? ? ? L 2 1 ? L 2 1 ? ? 2 1 ? cos 2 1 2 1 LL? ? () sin 2 1 L sin 2 1 L ? Chapter 12 1238 Apply 0= ? ? null to the beam about an axis through the bearing point to obtain: ( ) ( ) 0sincos 2 1 springby 2 1 =? ?? LFLmg or, because ,? springspringby nullkF = 0sin?cos spring =? ?? nullkmg (1) Use the right-hand diagram above to relate the angles ? and ? : ? ? ? ? ? ? + ? = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? + ? = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? sin1 cos1 tan sin cos tan 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 LL LL Substitute for ? in equation (1) to obtain: 0 sin1 cos1 tansin?cos 1 spring = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? + ? ? ? ? ? ? nullkmg Solve for m to obtain: ? ? ? cos sin1 cos1 tansin? 1 spring g k m ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? + ? = ? null (2) ?null spring is given by: dunstretchestretchedspring ? nullnullnull ?= or, because , 2 1 dunstretche L=null L 2 1 stretchedspring ? ?= nullnull (3) To find the value of stretched null , refer to the right-hand diagram and note that: ??? =+2 ? ? ? ? 2 1 2 ?= Again, referring to the diagram, relate ? to ?: 2 ? ?? += Substituting for ? yields: ?? ? ? ? ? 2 1 22 1 2 ?=+?= Apply the law of cosines to the triangle defined with bold sides: ()( ) ( )( ) ( )???? 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 stretched cossin2sin ??+= LLLLnull Use the formula for the cosine of the difference of two angles to obtain: ( ) ??? 2 1 2 1 coscos ?=? Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1239 Substituting for ()?? 2 1 cos ? yields: ()( ) ( )( ) ()??? ??? 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 222 4 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 stretched cossin2sin cossin2sin LLL LLLL ++= ++=null Use the trigonometric identities ??? 2 1 2 1 cossin2sin = and 2 cos1 sin 2 1 2 ? ? ? = to obtain: ()? ? sin 2 cos1 2 2 1 22 4 1 2 stretched LLL + ? ? ? ? ? ? ? +=null Simplifying yields: ( )[ ]?? sincos23 2 4 1 2 stretched ??= Lnull or ( )?? sincos23 2 1 stretched ??= Lnull Substituting for null stretched in equation (3) yields: () ( )( )1sincos23sincos23? 2 1 2 1 2 1 spring ???=???= ???? LLLnull Substitute for ?null spring in equation (2) to obtain: () ? ? ? ?? cos sin1 cos1 tansin1sincos23 1 2 1 g kL m ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? + ? ??? = ? Substitute numerical values and evaluate m: ()()( )() () kg 8.1 5.17cosm/s 81.9 5.17sin1 5.17cos1 tansin15.17sin5.17cos23m 5.2N/m 1250 2 1 2 1 = ° ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? °+ °? ?°?°? = ? m 60 ?? A rope and pulley system, called a block and tackle, is used to raise an object of mass M (Figure 12-52) at constant speed. When the end of the rope moves downward through a distance L, the height of the lower pulley is increased by h. Chapter 12 1240 (a) What is the ratio L/h? (b) Assume that the mass of the block and tackle is negligible and that the pulley bearings are frictionless. Show that FL = mgh by applying the work?energy principle to the block?tackle object. Picture the Problem We can determine the ratio of L to h by noting the number of ropes supporting the load whose mass is M. (a) Noting that three ropes support the pulley to which the object whose mass is M is fastened we can conclude that: 3= h L (b) Apply the work-energy principle to the block-tackle object to obtain: tackle-blocksystemext UEW ?=?= or mghFL = 61 ?? A plate of mass M in the shape of an equilateral triangle is suspended from one corner and a mass m is suspended from another of its corners. If the base of the triangle makes an angle of 6.0º with the horizontal, what is the ratio m/M? Picture the Problem The figure shows the equilateral triangle without the mass m, and then the same triangle with the mass m and rotated through an angle ?. Let the side length of the triangle to be 2a. Then the center of mass of the triangle is at a distance of 3 2a from each vertex. As the triangle rotates, its center of mass shifts by 3 2a ?, for ? << 1. Also, the vertex to which m is attached moves toward the plumb line by the distance d = 2a? cos30° = ?a3 (see the drawing). Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the point of suspension: ( ) 0 3 2 3 =?? ?? a Mgaamg Solving for m/M yields: ()? ? 313 2 ? = M m Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1241 Substitute numerical values and evaluate m/M: () () 15.0 180 rad 0.6313 180 rad 0.62 = ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ° °? ? ? ? ? ? ? ° ° = ? ? M m 62 ?? A standard six-sided pencil is placed on a pad of paper (Figure 12-53) Find the minimum coefficient of static friction ? s such that, if the pad is inclined, the pencil rolls down the incline rather than sliding. Picture the Problem If the hexagon is to roll rather than slide, the incline?s angle must be such that the center of mass falls just beyond the support base. From the geometry of the hexagon, the critical angle is 30°. The free-body diagram shows the forces acting on the hexagonal pencil when it is on the verge of sliding. We can use Newton?s 2 nd law to relate the coefficient of static friction to the angle of the incline for which rolling rather than sliding occurs. ? maxs, f r n F r gm r x y Apply ? = 0F null to the pencil: 0sin maxs, =?= ? fmgF x ? (1) and 0cos n =?= ? ?mgFF y (2) Substitute f s,max = µ s F n in equation (1): 0sin ns =? Fmg ?? (3) Divide equation (3) by equation (2) to obtain: s tan ?? = Thus, if the pencil is to roll rather than slide when the pad is inclined: 58.030tan s =°?? 63 ?? An 8.0-kg box that has a uniform density and is twice as tall as it is wide rests on the floor of a truck. What is the maximum coefficient of static friction between the box and floor so that the box will slide toward the rear of the truck rather than tip when the truck accelerates forward on a level road? Picture the Problem The box and the forces acting on it are shown in the figure. The force accelerating the box is the static friction force. When the box is about to Chapter 12 1242 tip, F n acts at its edge, as indicated in the drawing. We can use the definition of µ s and apply the condition for rotational equilibrium in an accelerated frame to relate f s to the weight of the box and, hence, to the normal force. w w2 s f r gm r n F r Using its definition, express µ s : n s s F f ?? Apply 0= ? ? null about an axis through the box?s center of mass: 0 n2 1 s =? wFwf ? 2 1 n s = F f Substitute for n s F f to obtain the condition for tipping: 50.0 s ?? Therefore, if the box is to slide: 50.0 s > a. Determine the minimum value of the ratio d/a for which the cube is in stable equilibrium. Picture the Problem Consider a small rotational displacement, ?? of the cube from equilibrium. This shifts the point of contact between cube and cylinder by ,R?? where R = d/2. As a result of that motion, the cube itself is rotated through the same angle ,?? and so its center is shifted in the same direction by the amount (a/2) ,?? neglecting higher order terms in .?? Static Equilibrium and Elasticity 1257 d R a ?? + + If the displacement of the cube?s center of mass is less than that of the point of contact, the torque about the point of contact is a restoring torque, and the cube will return to its equilibrium position. If, on the other hand, (a/2)?? > (d/2) ,?? then the torque about the point of contact due to mg is in the direction of ,?? and will cause the displacement from equilibrium to increase. We see that the minimum value of d/a for stable equilibrium is d/a = 1. Chapter 12 1258 kpettus Microsoft Word - Ch12 ISM 061121.doc

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