173&174 - 2.173 Given: In the configuration shown,...

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2.173 Given: In the configuration shown, the monkey on the right weighs twice that of the monkey on the left. The monkey on the right travels, relative to the rope, down 15 ft in 2 s. Required: The distance traveled by the monkey on the right, if it clings tightly to the rope. Solution: If we calculate the moments about the center of the pulley we can write H F r M & = × = . (1) ; i r r A = ; j F Mg A = ; i r r B = ; 2 j F Mg B = k M rMg = Substituting this into equation (1) and integrating: × = = v r H k m rMg ; i r r A = ; j v A A y & = ; i r r B = ; j v B A y & = so B A y rm y rm rMgt & & 2 + = i.e. B A y y gt & & 2 + = Integrating this equation w.r.t. t gives B A y y gt + = 2 ) 2 / 1 ( 2 (2) If Monkey A moves up y A relative to the ground in those two seconds, Monkey B moves down y B plus the additional 15 ft relative to the ground. In other words ft y y A B 15 =
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