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Sheer Deformation of a Book

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Homework Statement



A large book has forces of magnitude 14 N applied in opposite directions to two opposite faces of area 42 cm2. The thickness of the book (L) is 2.0 cm. The deformation angle (g) is 8.4°.

1) what is change in X?
2) What is young's modulus for the book?

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Homework Equations



I tried getting change in x doing 2cos(8.4) but I'm horrible at trig. What should I have done?

Once I do that, I can just plug it all into F/A = S*deltaX/L
Right?

What should I be doing to get the change in X?

Homework Statement





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The Attempt at a Solution

 
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And I should have just used SIN!

Can someone explain to me why I needed to use SIN over COS in this example? I just don't get it.

What does SIN or COS intrinsically mean, represent, etc?
 

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