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    How to determine a value of force for equilibrium

    Homework Statement Hi, I was working on a homework problem and could not resolve it. The problem reads as follows: A ladder that weighs 240N rests against a frictionless wall at an angle of 60 degrees from the ground. A 600-N man stands on the ladder three-fourths of the distance from the...
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    Rotational motion and an incline

    Hello, I have a problem that I have not been able to solve Homework Statement Here is the problem question: A bowling ball rolling at 8 m/s begins to move up an inclined plane. What height does it reach? Homework Equations The equation that I used was the formula relating...
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    Difficult problem on Angular Kinetics

    Hi, I was working on a problem and I am having trouble in being able to solve this problem. The difficulty is that the question only presents not enough data to find the answers that it asks for. Homework Statement Here is the problem in it's entirety: A wheel whose moment of inertia is...
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    How to acquire a physics education by self-effort

    Hello, I live in an area where the local university does not have any night classes. I want to restart my education and any courses in physics are not available when I am not working. I am posting this message here in order to test the feasibility of acquiring the text books, notes, lab...
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    Problem of torque transmission and determining how to achieve a velocity

    Homework Statement The problem that I was working on and was not able to resolve. This is the problem straight from the book: 12.13) The sprocket wheel on the rear axle of a certain bicycle is 10 cm diameter, and the sprocket wheel to which the pedals are attached is 20 cm in diameter...
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    What are the major areas of study in a Mechanical Engineering Degree?

    Hello, I am interested in finding out what are the primary fields of study for a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I also want to know how these fields of study fit together. If any one can help, please contact me. Thank you.
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    LaTeX Looking for TeX\LaTeX editor

    Hi, I am looking for a TeX\LaTeX editor, preferably a freeware or shareware version. I want to work on learning this scripting language for working in the Physics Forums.
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    How to determine terminal voltage for a circuit

    Homework Statement I am working on a direct current circuit and in the problem it has two power sources (batteries), three loads (resistances) and three circuit pathways. Two of the resistances are on the same path. The batteries are shown with their voltages in emf and not their terminal...