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Torques(Equilibrium of Solid Objects) Homework Problem - James Bond

  1. Oct 29, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    James Bond and Dr. No are engaged in fisticuffs on a board overhanging a pool. Dr. No now pulls out his weapon. oh no!. Bond is in trouble again. Bond quickly calculates the torques and leaps off the left end of the board leaving Dr. No on the right. Is Bond safe? That is, does no feed the fish? Hint, put the pivot on the edge of the building.
    L of the board = 18 meters
    Mass of board = 45 kg
    Dr. No = 60 kg
    A picture can be seen here
    http://teachers.sduhsd.net/tpscience/physics/notes/AP Physics B Problems/62 - 70 Statics.pdf
    Page 66, #9


    2. Relevant equations
    0=ƩFx
    0=ƩFy
    0=ƩTorques

    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2012 #2
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