# (Physics - Easy) Force

/**A 30 pound force acts on the end of the 3 foot lever. Find the moment of the force about O.**

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**A 30 pound force acts on the end of the 3 foot lever. Find the moment of the force about O.**

Quadratic polynomials show up in history as far back as Babylonians taxing farmlands. Today they are used in any problem concerning parabolic trajectories from projectile motion to planetary orbits. As a simple tribute to the utility of second degree polynomials, try your hand at the problem below.

Node voltage analysis is one the most commonly used methods for analyzing circuits. With this method, given the value of a circuit's resistors and voltage/current sources, you can find the voltage at each node and the currents through each branch.

A node is where a circuit path splits into two or more paths, like a copper wire being split in two. The copper wire in the picture has a current $i_1$ entering a node from which two wires with currents $i_2$ and $i_3$ emerge.

Kirchoff's Current Law (KCL) says that the current entering a node, is equal to the sum of currents leaving the node. So in the copper wire, $i_1=i_2+i_3$

The next picture shows two equivalent circuits to illustrate the way to think of nodes in a rectangular circuit.

The node voltage analysis method starts by selecting a reference node, usually ground, which we'll set to 0. Then you label the current in each branch and the voltage at each node. Using Ohm's law to write an equation for every current and voltage, we end up with a system of equations we can use to solve for all unknowns. For example:

$i_S=i_1+i_2$

$i_2=i_3$

$i_1=\frac {v_a-v_c}{R_1}$

$i_3=\frac {v_b-v_c}{R_3}$

Given:

$i_1=10mA$; $i_2=50mA$; $R_1=1k$; $R_2=2k$; $R_3=10k$; $R_4=2k$

Answer

**Highways are sometimes built with banked (inclined) curves. This makes it possible for a car traveling at velocity v to bank a curve and maintain the turning radius, even if the road surface has low friction (rainy/icy surfaces). Assuming a worst-case scenario of no friction, w**

A) θ = asin( gr / v^{2} )

B) θ = atan( gr / v^{2} )

C) θ = asin( v^{2} / gr )

D) θ = atan( v^{2} / gr )

B) θ = atan( gr / v

C) θ = asin( v

D) θ = atan( v

Answer

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A dog owner has hired you to build a custom diving board for his award winning diving dogs. You've determined the diving board will weigh 150 lbs. In the most extreme loading case, the owner will have two dogs at D & E. The dog at D will weigh 43 lbs, and the dog at E will weigh 88 lbs. You want to make sure the joints are strong enough to support that loading case.

Assume that the convention for the direction of gravity is negative.

So what do you get when you calculate out the reaction forces of A and B?

A) A = 230 lbs, B = 511 lbs

B) A = -230 lbs, B = 511 lbs

C) A = 230 lbs, B = -511 lbs

D) A = -230 lbs, B = -511 lbs

Answer

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