2.1 CHARACTERISTICS OF A FORCE
What is force? Force may be defined as the action of one
body on another that affects the state of motion or rest of the
body. In the late 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton (Figure 2.1)
summarized the effects of
University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science
THE ENGINEERING OF BRIDGES FALL 2014
Prof. R. Perucchio
Problem set #2 assigned Thursday Sep 18, due Thursday Oct 2
Draw the three forces in a tip-to-tail manner to find the magnitude and direction of the resultant
One way would be to start with the force F1. Select a starting point (call it point O) near the left
margin of the page. Ske
The magnitude of the resultant force is 10.2 kN.
The direction of the resultant force is 4.7 deg measured clockwise from the positive x-axis.
The magnitude of the force is 715 lb.
The magnitude of the force