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E.S. 11 Statics of Rigid Bodies First Departmental Exam

2 nd Semester, A.Y. 2011-2012 January 9, 2012, 4-6 PM

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PLEDGE: On my honor, I will not give or receive inappropriate aid in this examination.

NAME &Signature: SECTION: Part I [20%]. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Write the letter of the best answer on the space provided. This part will be collected after the first 30 MINUTES of the exam period.

1. Two vectors are said to be equal if they have, at least,

a. the same magnitude only

b. the same magnitude and same direction only

c. the same direction only

d. the same magnitude, same direction and same point of application

2. Choose the statement which best describes a free body diagram (FBD).

a. Diagram showing all external forces acting on a particle or body

b. Sketch showing the physical conditions of the problem

c. Drawing of forces arranged in a tip-to-tail fashion to form a force triangle or force polygon

d. Diagram of a particle or body showing the dimensions and the answers to the problem

3. Which statement or mathematical expression refers to Newton’s First Law?

a. If the resultant force acting on the body is zero, the body will remain at rest or will move with constant speed in a straight line.

b. F = ma

c. The forces of action and reaction between bodies in contact have the same magnitude, same line of action, and opposite sense.

d. W = mg

4. The following forces act on a particle: A = 3i + 4j, B = 5i, C = 2k. Which statement is incorrect?

a. The three forces (A, B, and C) are concurrent.

b. Forces A and B are coplanar.

c. The vector product A x C is perpendicular to the z-axis

d. Forces A and C are not coplanar.

5. In the formula M = λ · r x F, where M is the moment of force F about an axis/line, what is λ?

a. Unit vector connecting the axis/line and the line of action of force F

b. Unit vector along the direction of the axis/line

c. Position vector along the direction of the axis/line

d. Unit vector along the line of action of force F

6. Which of the following can be used to solve for the resultant of 3 or more noncolinear, concurrent forces?

a. Triangle Rule

b. Addition of rectangular components of the forces

c. Parallelogram Law

7. Given three vectors A, B and C, which of the following is NOT equal to A ∙ (B × C)? The mixed triple product is not equal to zero.

a) C ∙ (A × B)

b) (C × B) ∙ A

c) B ∙ (C × A)

d) (B × C) ∙ A

8. Given the unit vector λ = 0.5i 0.5j + λ z k , what is the direction angle θ z (theta-z) ?

a) 45 degrees

b) 0.5

c) 60 degrees

d) 0.707

9. Which of the following is NOT true about couple vectors?

a) It can be resolved into components.

b) It is a free vector.

c) Its point of application has to be defined.

d) It can be added like any other vectors.

10. Given the magnitude and direction of force E and the direction of its two components, force G and force H, which of the following is always true?

a) The sine law can be immediately used to determine the magnitudes of G and H.

b) The magnitude of E is equal to the sum of the magnitudes of G and H.

c) The cosine law can be immediately used to determine the magnitudes of G and H.

d) The magnitude of G is equal to the magnitude of H.

E.S. 11 Statics of Rigid Bodies First Departmental Exam

2 nd Semester, A.Y. 2011-2012 January 9, 2012, 4-6 PM

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PLEDGE: On my honor, I will not give or receive inappropriate aid in this examination.

NAME & Signature: SECTION: INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Turn all mobile phones OFF during the entire examination period. Any form of cheating will be strictly penalized.

2. Use only blue or black ink pen.

3. Other than your name, signatures, and section, do not write anything on this questionnaire.

4. Make sure to write your name, signatures, and section on every answer sheet; number the sheets consecutively.

5. Start the solution to each Problem on a new sheet; do not write at the back; and put a box on your final answer/s.

6. Show clearly all pertinent solutions and state the assumptions made, if any.

Part II. [20%]

Given vector

̂

̂

̂ :

a) By performing only two vector operations, find the unit vector ( ) of its projection on the Y-Z plane.

b) Find a vector normal to both the x-axis and .

Part III. [20%] A signboard ABCD assembled in uneven ground is supported by cable EF as shown. Edge BC is horizontal.

Given that the tension exerted by cable EF at E is 215 N, and the moment of that force about the y-axis is -68 j N-m,

a) determine the height h of the signboard

b) find the magnitude of the moments about y-axis and z-axis of the tension in cable EF  Part IV. [20%] A force F = 35N is applied at point O, where three cables, namely OA, OB, and OC, are attached.

a. Determine the lengths of the three cables.

b. Determine the tension experienced by cable OA.

Note: Force F is placed 60° from the xy-plane and the projection of force F on the xy-plane is placed 20° from the y-axis.