Physics 12 - Quiz #4 

Static Equilibrium 3

Solution:

a) Free Body Diagram

5.0 kg: m:

We must first determine what tension is required in cord 1 to make the 5.0 kg block move since this would occur when the unknown mass, m, reaches a maximum value.

Now we can determine the value of the unknown mass using the second free-body diagram. Drawing the closed vector triangle yields the following:

Top of Page
 
Back to Quiz #4 
Back to Quizzes