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GavinxFiasco
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The massless bar, hinged at A, is inclined at an angle θ = 46.0° and subjected to horizontal and vertical forces F1 and F2, as shown. If L1 = 4.00 m, L2 = 1.00 m, F1 = 10 N, and the beam is in static equilibrium, what is the magnitude of F2?
 10 months ago
 10 months ago
GavinxFiasco Group Title
The massless bar, hinged at A, is inclined at an angle θ = 46.0° and subjected to horizontal and vertical forces F1 and F2, as shown. If L1 = 4.00 m, L2 = 1.00 m, F1 = 10 N, and the beam is in static equilibrium, what is the magnitude of F2?
 10 months ago
 10 months ago

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AllTehMaffs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1383951629230:dw Only the components of the force perpendicular to the bar (phi=90, psi=90) produce torque, so sum of the torques \[\sum \tau = \big(L_1F_1\sin\theta \big)\sin\phi  L_2F_2 \cos \theta\sin\psi =0\] solve for F2 I think
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Rewrite \[ \sum \tau = \big ( L_1 F_1 \sin \theta \big) \sin \varphi\big ( L_2 F_2 \cos \theta \big) \sin \psi=0\] \[F_2=\frac{\big ( L_1 F_1 \sin \theta \big)}{L_2\cos\theta}\] \[F_2=F_1\tan\theta\frac{L_1}{L_2}\] makes sense; if theta=0, F2 = 0 because F1 will supply no torque. If theta=90, F1 has to be zero or the function is undefined. hooray!
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GavinxFiasco Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks @AllTehMaffs
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AllTehMaffs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hmmm  there should be a negative sign there I think. blah :P
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GavinxFiasco Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Aha no it's correct no worries it worked out to be the right answer
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AllTehMaffs Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hooray! ^_^
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