Homework H5.A - Fa22

Problem statement
Solution video

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Any questions??


 

Four-step plan:

Step 1 - FBD: Draw a free body diagram of the crate.

Step 2 - Kinetics: Write down the Newton/Euler equations for the crate. Be careful with your moment equation. Since the crate has no fixed points, you need to sum moments about the center of mass of the crate.

Step 3 - Kinematics: Crate does not tip, so α = 0.

Step 4 - Solve

4 thoughts on “Homework H5.A - Fa22”

  1. In the solution video there is a variable "N" that is used several times. I cannot figure out what this variable is supposed to represent. Does anyone know what it is?

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