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MAHSA UNIVERSITY

FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE
PHYSICS 1

TUTORIAL 6 – STATICS

1. Each of the objects in the figure is in equilibrium. Find the normal force in each case.

N
F = 200 N

Ff 30°

W = 500 N

F = 200 N N

30°

Ff

W = 150 N

Ff

30°

W = 200 N

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2. A 50 N box is slide straight across the floor at constant speed by a force of 25 N, as shown
in the figure.
(a) How large a friction force impedes the motion of the box?

(b) How large is the normal force?

(c) Find µk between the box and the floor?

N
25 N

Ff 40°

3. Find the tension in each cord in the figure if the weight of the suspended body, W = 200 N.

30° 45° 45°


A B
A B

C
C
W
W

4. Pulled by the 8 N block shown in the figure, the 20 N block slides to the right at constant
velocity. Find µk between the block and the table. Assume the pulley to be frictionless.

20 N

8N

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5. For the situation shown in figure, find the values of T1 and T2 if the object’s weight is
600N.

50°

T2
T1

6. Figure shows a uniform bar of length L and weight 40 N subjected to several external
forces. Another force is needed to put the bar in static equilibrium. Find the magnitude and
direction of the force and the location where the force acts on the bar. (take point A as the
reference axis).

50 N 80 N
30°
A
0.20 L B 0.60 L C 0.20 L D

60 N 70 N

7. A uniform rod with pivot at point X is loaded so that it remains at equilibrium as shown in
the figure. What is the weight of the rod?

4m
1m

X
500 N 100 N

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8. A uniform meter rule of weight 3 N is pivoted at the 60 cm mark as shown in the figure.
Calculate the value of the resultant moment (torque) required to keep the ruler in a
horizontal position.
100 cm

60 cm

6N

9. In figure, AB is a uniform rod length 6.0 m and weighs 1000 N is hinged at point A with a
load of 1500 N hung from point B. The string CD which is tied at C and D keeps the
system in equilibrium with the rod AB making an angle of 39° with the horizontal.
Calculate
(a) the tension in string CD.
(b) the magnitude and direction of the reaction force exerted by the wall at A.

B
2m
69°
4m C
1500 N
39°
A

10. In figure, a load of weight W is attached at a point O to a uniform rod CE of length 100cm.
The rod hangs horizontally from two ropes which are fixed to a point A and B as in figure.
If the weight of the load, W = 1500 N and the weight of the rod is 500 N, determine
(a) the tension of each rope if the load is 35 cm from C.
(b) where the load should be placed in order for the tensions of the two ropes to be the
same.

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A B

70 cm

E D O 35 cm C

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