A light triangular plate OAB is in a horizontal plane. The 3 forces, F1 = 7 N, F2 = 3 N, F3 = 8 B, act on the plate, which is pivoted about a vertical axes through point O. Consider the counterclockwise sense as positive. The sum of the torques about the vertical axis through point O, acting on the plate due to forces F1, F2, and F3, is closest to:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a. 0.30 N*m-----------b. 1.2 N*m---------c. –0.30 N*m------d. –1.2 N*m-------e. zero

In the attachment, please note that the angle between F1 and the dotted line is 30 degrees. The angle between the dotted line and F3 is 45 degrees.

Angle 1 = 30 degrees

Angle 3 = 45 degrees

Hypotenuse = 1.0 m

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Since the plate is rotated around point O,

The torque where F3 acts is 0 m*N since r = 0 m??

Therefore, only forces 1 and 2 are left.

Is Force 2 counterclockwise, which makes it positive? Torque 2 = F*r*sin theta = 3N*0.8 m*sin 90 = +2.4 m*N??

Is Force 1 clockwise, which makes it negative? Torque 1 = F*r*sin theta = 7N*sin 90*0.6 m = -2.1 m*N?

Sum of torques = 2.4 m*N – 2.1 m*N = 0.30 m*N??

Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Sum of Torque and Forces

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