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First Examination
MECH 222 – Mechanics of Rigid Bodies

General Instructions:
 Once the examination has started no one is allowed to go out of the classroom
 Use the official examination booklet only; the back pages should be utilized for scratch purposes only.
 Strictly no changing of examination booklet.
 Tearing/detaching any portion/page of the examination booklet will invalidate your exam.
 Do not write anything unnecessary on the questionnaire.
 Answer with erasures in any form will be considered wrong.
 Follow the instructions accordingly.
 Submit the questionnaire together with exam booklet when finished answering.

Shade only the letter of your answer. Every correct 6. The product of a scalar and a vector is a
answer corresponds to two (2) points.
A. scalar
1. What is the branch of engineering mechanics B. vector
which refers to the study of stationary rigid body? C. tensor
A. Statics D. none of the above
B. Kinetics 7. It is simply a vector whose magnitude is 1
C. Kinematics
D. Dynamics A. moment vector
B. tensor
2. What is the science that describes and predicts the C. unit vector
effect on bodies at rest or in motion by forces D. vector unity
acting on it?
8. Which of the following statements is false?
A. Engineering Mechanics
B. Theory of Structures A. The cross product is commutative.
C. Mechanics of Materials B. The cross product is associative with
D. Strength of Materials respect to scalar multiplication.
C. The cross product is distributive with
3. “If two forces acting simultaneously on a particle respect to vector addition.
can be represented by the two sides of a triangle D. The angle between two identical vectors
taken in order that the third side represents the placed tail to tail is zero.
resultant in the opposite order”. This statement is
known as ______. 9. If an object is stationary or moving at a constant
velocity, then
A. Principle of Transmissibility
B. Parallelogram Law A. no forces are acting on the object.
C. Varignon’s Theorem B. the forces acting the object are balanced.
D. Triangle Law of Forces C. the object is in equilibrium state.
D. either of the above
4. “If a number of concurrent forces acting
simultaneously on a particle, are represented in
magnitude and direction by the sides of polygon 10. It states that the acceleration of an object as
taken in order, then the resultant of this system of produced by a net force is directly proportional to
forces is represented by the closing side of the the magnitude of the net force, in the same
polygon in the opposite in the opposite order”. This direction as the net force, and inversely
statement is known as _____. proportional to the mass of the object.
A. Newton’s 1st Law
A. Principle of Transmissibility B. Newton’s 2nd Law
B. Parallelogram Law C. Newton’s 3rd Law
C. Polygon Law D. Newton’s 4th Law
D. Triangle Law of Forces

5. What velocity is normally referred to as the

derivative of position vector with respect to time?

A. Decreasing velocity
B. Average velocity
C. Instantaneous velocity
D. Increasing velocity

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First Examination
MECH 222 – Mechanics of Rigid Bodies

II. Shade only the letter of your answer. Every III. Solve the following problems. MINIMIZE
correct answer corresponds to five (5) points. ERASURES.
Show your solution on the second page of your
examination booklet. 1. If R is the resultant of the forces P and Q,
find P and Q.
1. What is the magnitude of the resultant force of the
two forces which are perpendicular to each other?
The two forces are 20 units and 30 units
A. 36
B. 42
C. 25
D. 40

2. The resultant of two forces in a plane is 400 N at

120 degrees. If one of the forces is 200 lbs at 20
degrees what is the other force?

A. 347.77 N at 114.85 degrees

B. 435.77 N at 104.37 degrees
C. 357.56 N at 114.24 degrees 2. Given
D. 477.27 N at 144.38 degrees

3. Calculate the cross product between A = (3 , – 3,
1) and B = (4, 9, 2). r  5i  4 j  3k
A. – 15i – 2j –39k 
B. 15i + 2j + 39k F  30i  20 j  10k
C. – 15i + 2j + 39k
D. – 15i – 2j + 39k
  0.6 j  0.8k

4. Calculate the dot product of C =(−4,−9) and D (a) Compute r x F ●λ

=(−1,2). (b) Compute λ x r ●F
A. – 16
B. 16
C. – 14
D. 14

5. Given A = xyi + 2yzj + 3xzk and B = yzi + 2xzj +

xyk. Determine the magnitude of the vector sum
|A+B| at coordinates (3, 2, 1)
A. 32.92
B. 29.92
C. 27.20
D. 24.73

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