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## Homework Statement

Figure P10.77 shows a vertical force applied tangentially to a uniform cylinder of weight F(g). The coefficient of static friction between the cylinder and all surfaces is 0.500. In terms of F(g), find the maximum force P that can be applied that does not cause the cylinder to rotate. (SUGGESTION: when the cylinder is on the verge of slipping, both friction forces are at their maximum values. Why?)

Shown below is Figure P10.77

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6066/figurep1077nk7.png [Broken]

## Homework Equations

torque anticlockwise = torque clockwise

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have absolutely no idea hos to solve this problem, however my physics teacher has suggested in use the equation of torque, that the torque anticlockwise is equal to the force clockwise in a state of equilibrium. Shown by the red dot on the image, that is the chosen pivot point suggested to be used.

Any suggestion/help is greatly appreciated,

unique_pavadrin.

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