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Unformatted text preview: homework 29 PAPAGEORGE, MATT Due: Apr 10 2008, 4:00 am 1 Question 1, chap 14, sect 1. part 1 of 4 10 points A uniform brick of length 38 cm is placed over the edge of a horizontal surface with the maximum overhang x possible without falling. g x 38 cm Find x for a single block. Correct answer: 19 cm (tolerance 1 %). Explanation: Let : L = 38 cm For n bricks the center of mass is x m n summationdisplay i =1 x i m i n summationdisplay i =1 m i = 1 n n summationdisplay i =1 x i , where x i is the center of mass position of the i th brick and m i is the mass of the i th brick. Since x 1 L = 1 2 , as measured from the maxi mum overhang, the center of mass of a single brick is in its middle or x m L vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle n =1 = 1 2 1 = 1 2 of the bricks length from its maximum over hang. x m = 1 2 L = 1 2 (38 cm) = 19 cm . g x 38 cm Question 2, chap 14, sect 1. part 2 of 4 10 points Two identical uniform bricks of length 38 cm are stacked over the edge of a hori zontal surface with the maximum overhang x possible without falling. g x 38 cm Find x for two blocks. Correct answer: 28 . 5 cm (tolerance 1 %). Explanation: Since m i = m (all bricks have the same mass), n summationdisplay i =1 m = nm . The bricks will just balance when the center of mass is over the fulcrum; i.e. , the edge of the horizontal sur face. Measurement will be made from the left edge of the top brick with the maximum overhang. To calculate the center of mass x m L = 1 nL n summationdisplay i =1 x i ; when an additional brick is positioned under the stack of n 1 bricks, the additional bricks left edge is placed at the balance point of the previous stack of n bricks. The center of mass of the additional brick is 1 2 of a bricks length plus the maximum overhang of the previous stack of n 1 bricks. The top brick can extend 1 2 of a bricks length from the maximum overhang. Since x 2 L = x m L vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle n =1 + 1 2 = 1 2 + 1 2 = 1 as measured from the maximum overhang, the center of mass of the two bricks is in their middle or x m L vextendsingle vextendsingle vextendsingle n =2 = 1 2 + 1 2 = 3 4 of a single bricks length from the maximum overhang: x m = 3 4 L homework 29 PAPAGEORGE, MATT Due: Apr 10 2008, 4:00 am 2 = 3 4 (38 cm) = 28 . 5 cm . g x 38 cm Question 3, chap 14, sect 1. part 3 of 4 10 points Three identical uniform bricks of length 38 cm are stacked over the edge of a hori zontal surface with the maximum overhang x possible without falling....
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