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Statics and Dynamics  Me 35b (Winter 2009)
Midterm Examination
Due by Thursday, February 5th, 2:30pm
Return exams to Maria Koeper, 321 Thomas Laboratory
Note:
and homework assignments. However, other resources like books, internet, etcetera, are
not allowed.
(ii) Calculators and symbolic algebra programs (such as Matlab, Maple, Mathematica)
are allowed.
(iii) This exam should be taken in one sitting of a maximum length of 1 hour.
(iv) Draw clear diagrams, freebody diagrams and ±gures for your answers and calcula
tions.
(v) Write coherently and succinctly the principles that you are applying. Points will be
subtracted if your line of thought cannot be derived from your answer.
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A small object of mass
m
starts sliding down the track (Figure.1) from
location A with the height
h
. The shape of the track to the right of the lowest point of
the track is a semicircle with radius
h/
2. Let
θ
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2011 for the course ME 35b taught by Professor Bhattacharya during the Winter '09 term at Caltech.
 Winter '09
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 Statics

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