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Assignment 1 (Last date of submission 23 Sep. 2017) Assignment 1 (Last date of submission 23 Sep.

2017)
1. A 50-kg crate is attached to the trolley-beam system shown. Knowing that 1. A 50-kg crate is attached to the trolley-beam system shown. Knowing that
a = 1.5 m, determine (a) the tension in cable CD, (b) the reaction at B. a = 1.5 m, determine (a) the tension in cable CD, (b) the reaction at B.

2. Determine the force P that will keep the pulley system in equilibrium. 2. Determine the force P that will keep the pulley system in equilibrium.
Neglect the weights of the pulleys. Neglect the weights of the pulleys.
3. Determine the tension in the cable at B, given that the uniform cylinder 3. Determine the tension in the cable at B, given that the uniform cylinder
weighs 350 lb. Neglect friction and the weight of bar AB. weighs 350 lb. Neglect friction and the weight of bar AB.

4. (a) Determine the force P needed to pull the 50-kg roller over the smooth 4. (a) Determine the force P needed to pull the 50-kg roller over the smooth
step. Take θ = 600. step. Take θ = 600.
AND AND
(b) Determine the magnitude and direction θ of the minimum force P (b) Determine the magnitude and direction θ of the minimum force P
needed to pull the 50-kg roller over the smooth step. needed to pull the 50-kg roller over the smooth step.