# What is Balance: Definition and 485 Discussions

New Balance (NB) is an American sports footwear and apparel brand that was established in 1906. The brand was originally associated with the New Balance Arch Support Company. Today the brand is associated with New Balance Athletics, Inc., an American multinational corporation and its parent New Balance, Inc., a Jim Davis owned holding company that owns New Balance Athletics, Inc. New Balance Athletics, Inc. and New Balance, Inc. are both based in the same headquarters located in Boston, Massachusetts.
10. ### Normal Forces on a Sphere in a Non-vertical Groove

neglect friction and motion (sliding) and G(sphere)=20N. In this question I reached two different result with two different solving method.But one of them is false according to answer key. My question is why first solving way is false? Because the first solution way makes sense to me. If we...
11. ### Balance of forces for two charged spheres hanging from the ceiling

I think if we don't consider electron's/proton's mass then we can say that the amount of charge doesn't need to be equal according to Newton's 3rd Law. I mean having q on one ball and 2q on another ball , still makes the angles having the same size. Is it true ? What if we consider proton's...

23. ### I How Does Surface Tension Balance Small Objects on Water Surface?

When small object such as needle is put on the surface of water it displaces small amount of water which creates a depression under the object. Such depression increases surface area of the water because of which surface tension tends to decrease it. Explanation why surface tension balances the...
24. ### I Bicycle physics: Keeping balanced....

So my main question is why we maintain balance easily when the bicycle has some horizontal velocity, but it isn't the same when bicycle is at rest. The best answer I could find at the web is that when the bicycle wheels rotate, essentially they form gyroscopes and gyroscopes resist the change...
25. ### Physics Grad School (and career) Work-Life Balance: Physics vs Other Fields

Let’s start things off straight: I LOVE physics. I love the opportunity to understand the world more in depth and mathematically and have had good experiences with all my professors in all of my classes. I have loved the teaching experience I have had as a several-time TA, as well as the deeper...
26. ### Finding the tension of a support cable to balance the beam

I know the answer is 170 but I am not sure how to get there. I tried doing things backwards g=9.8 t = fr = mgr 0= 170 + tbl - tbr - 5x9.8x1.5 0= 170 + tbl - tbr - 73.5 -96.5 = tbl - tbr -96.5 = 18*9.8 * 0.2 - 18*9.8*1.4 -96.5 does not equal -211.68
27. ### Calculating distance to balance see-saw

I am trying to find out where I need to place mass 3 to balance this see-saw. I am measuring all distances with respect to the fulcrum, so positive is to the right of the fulcrum and negative is to the left of it. Experimentally I have found the distance that mass 3 needs to be to balance this...
28. ### Fulcrum, balance point and scissor lift force

My first question, so be kind (!) Long time since I was at school, and can only remember the basics of beams and fulcrums. In essence, that a 1kg weight 5mtrs from a fulcrum / pivot needs 5kg at 1mtr to counterbalance. But what about the beam itself? Do the two sides cancel each other out? For...
29. ### Torque Balance of Motor and Transmission

I read this in my college design book, that for a car transmission, if the engine provide T, and the output is RT(ratio x Torque), the difference of (RT-T) must be back on the engine mounting. This example makes sense, I am not questioning that.However, if i have an offset gear drive, like that...
30. ### How Is Angular Momentum Calculated Without Considering Gravity and Viscosity?

we neglect gravity and viscosity efects i really can't understand how does the author managed to get the equation in the image
31. ### Bouncing calculation of this balance equation with the Iteration Method

I need to solve the following equation for [OH-]: Kw/[OH-] + (10^-5)Kb/(Kb+[OH-]) = [OH-] by using the iteration method. I guess that [OH-] = 10^-7 M. I plug this into the left hand side of the equation and find [OH-] = 1.39*(10^-7) M. I plug this value back into the left hand side, and get...
32. ### Asymmetric beam torsion balance with shear flow

Dear Everyone： Q： Please help me to understand why the torque of external load to the centroid is different from the torque of internal shear flow to the centroid in the asymmetric beam? Attached please refer to the following link for more details. Question version Original version Thank you...
33. ### Design of a cell phone stand - force balance question

Hello all- I am trying to design a simple cell phone holder that will be printed using a 3D printer. For this phone holder I would like the base to be the minimum length possible to avoid the thing tipping over backwards. I drew a simplified slope and base which represents the phone on the...
34. ### Greedy Balance Alg (Load Balancing): What is k in the ##min_k T_k ## term

I am trying to understand the term ##min_k## ##T_k ## in the following algorithm. At other place they said that it represents min load on any machine but I can’t understand the usage of variable ‘k’ which is not assigned any value. Some body please guide me ,what value is assigned to k in the...
35. ### How can I solve the Spring Balance problem using alternative methods?

Here is the diagram: I’ve only drawn the diagram and made equations for the sum of forces in the x-directions and y-directions: ##\sum F_{x}=(7 lbs)sin\beta+(8 lbs)sin\alpha=0## ##\sum F_{y}=(8 lbs)cos\alpha+(7 lbs)cos\beta-13 lbs=0##
36. ### How Does Weight Distribution Affect the Balance of a Ferris Wheel?

I made a sample ‘test run’ with one, two, three and four weights of equal mass. Wheel number 1: one weight placed on the rim. Wheel number 2: two equal weights placed opposite to each other at 180 degrees angle, (‘diameter configuration’) Wheel number 3: three equal weights placed at 120 degree...
37. ### Balance these nuclear equations

I was thinking that these reactions have something to do with the conservation of leptons but I am not certain.
38. ### Solving for λ, a, and Vmax: An Analysis of Energy Balance and SHM

a) λ = 4/3 by considering the energy balance as P moves from A (2a) to B (1/2a). The E.E. at A changes into a gain in gravitational potential energy + build up of E.E. at B since the spring compresses. b) a = 5/3g by considering that the mass P is in dynamic equilibrium immediately after...
39. ### Thermodynamics energy balance for control volume

Why is energy balance for a control volume dE/dt = dQ/dt-dW/dt-dm/dt(ΔH+ΔKE+ΔPE) 0 = dQ/dt-dW/dt-dm/dt(ΔH+ΔKE+ΔPE) whereas for other systems it is ΔE =Q-W-(ΔU+ΔKE+ΔPE) 0 = Q-W-(ΔU+ΔKE+ΔPE) with enthalpy, h = u +pv, replaced by only the internal energy? How is the pv term accounted for...

50. ### What is the weight that will balance the object Q?

Here is diagram for Tower Crane. The Rack weight P=700kN, and the maximum load capacity for this crane is W=200kN. The long beam length is 12 metres, and the balance object weighs Q. The short beam length is 6 metres. What is the weight of Q to keep the crane's balance at all situation?