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Movement alongside a directly line Newton’s legislation of movement Vectors Projectiles Equilibrium of a particle Friction Moments of forces Centre of mass power, paintings and gear Impulse and momentum Frameworks round movement Elasticity basic harmonic movement Damped and compelled oscillations Dimensional research Use of vectors Variable forces Variable mass Dynamics of inflexible our bodies rotating round a hard and fast axis balance and small Read more...

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The forces on the crate and parachute can then be simplified. 4: Forces acting on the parachute FORCES AND NEWTON’S LAWS OF MOTION Centre of mass and the particle model When you combine forces you are finding their resultant. The weights of the crate and parachute are also found by combining forces; they are the resultant of the weights of all their separate parts. Each weight acts through a point called the centre of mass or centre of gravity. Think about balancing a pen on your finger. The diagrams show the forces acting on the pen.

You might find it easier to decide on which forces are acting if you imagine you are Alvin or Bernard and you can’t see the other person. 10 Alvin is using a snowmobile to pull Bernard out of a crevasse. 31 and Bernard hangs freely away from the side. Alvin and his snowmobile together have a mass of 300 kg and Bernard’s mass is 75 kg. Ignore any resistance to motion. 31 i) Draw diagrams showing the forces on the snowmobile (including Alvin) and on Bernard. 5 msϪ2 and the tension in the rope for this acceleration.

When the friction between two surfaces is negligible, at least one of the surfaces is said to be smooth. This is a modelling assumption which you will meet frequently in this book. Oil can make surfaces smooth and ice is often modelled as a smooth surface. 41 42 AN INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS: MECHANICS When the contact between two surfaces is smooth, the only force between them is at right angles to any possible sliding and is just the normal reaction. 1 What direction is the reaction between the sweeper’s broom and the smooth ice?

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