Engineering Mechanics: Statics (7th Edition) by J. L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige

By J. L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige

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Squaring the side length gives an area of 576 mm2. However, according to our rule, we should write the area as 580 mm2, using only two significant figures. When calculations involve small differences in large quantities, greater accuracy in the data is required to achieve a given accuracy in the results. 0112 to three-figure accuracy. It is often difficult in lengthy computations to know at the outset how many significant figures are needed in the original data to ensure a certain accuracy in the answer.

Because the body falls with an acceleration g, Eq. 1/1 gives W ϭ mg (1/3) The weight W will be in newtons (N) when the mass m is in kilograms (kg) and the acceleration of gravity g is in meters per second squared (m/s2). S. customary units, the weight W will be in pounds (lb) when m is in slugs and g is in feet per second squared. 2 ft/sec2 will be sufficiently accurate for our calculations in statics. The true weight (gravitational attraction) and the apparent weight (as measured by a spring scale) are slightly different.

1/2 Determine the magnitude of the vector sum V ϭ V1 ϩ V2 and the angle ␪x which V makes with the positive x-axis. Complete both graphical and algebraic solutions. Problems y V1 = 10 units F F 3 60° 4 x Problem 1/2 1/3 For the given vectors V1 and V2 of Prob. 1/2, determine the magnitude of the vector difference VЈ ϭ V2 Ϫ V1 and the angle ␪x which VЈ makes with the positive x-axis. Complete both graphical and algebraic solutions. 1/4 A force is specified by the vector F ϭ 120i Ϫ 160j ϩ 80k lb. Calculate the angles made by F with the positive x-, y-, and z-axes.

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