Determine the magnitude of the resultant force FR=F1+F2 and its direction, measured counterclockwise from the positive x axis.

# Tag: Engineering Mechanics: Statics

If a man weighs 155 lb on earth, specify (a) his mass in slugs, (b) his mass in kilograms, and (c) his weight in newtons. If the man is on the moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is gm=5.30 ft/s², determine (d) his weight in pounds, and (e) his mass in kilograms.

Two particles have a mass of 8 kg and 12 kg, respectively. If they are 800 mm apart, determine the force of gravity acting between them. Compare this result with the weight of each particle.

Water has a density of 1.94 slug/ft³. What is the density expressed in SI units? Express the answer to three significant figures.

Using the SI system of units, show that Eq. 1–2 is a dimensionally homogeneous equation which gives F in newtons. Determine to three significant figures the gravitational force acting between two spheres that are touching each other. The mass of each sphere is 200 kg and the radius is 300 mm.

If an object has a mass of 40 slugs, determine its mass in kilograms.

What is the weight in newtons of an object that has a mass of: (a) 10 kg, (b) 0.5 g, and (c) 4.50 Mg? Express the result to three significant figures. Use an appropriate prefix.

Determine the mass of an object that has a weight of (a) 20 mN, (b) 150 kN, and (c) 60 MN. Express the answer to three significant figures.

Evaluate each of the following and express with an appropriate prefix: (a) (430 kg) ², (b) (0.002 mg)², and (c) (230 m)³.

Convert each of the following to three significant figures: (a) 20 lb·ft to N·m, (b) 450 lb/ft³ to kN/m³, and (c) 15 ft/h to mm/s.