For the bracket and loading of 4.3, determine the smallest distance a if the bracket is not to move. PROBLEM 4.3 A T-shaped bracket supports the four loads shown. Determine the reactions at A and B (a) if 10 in., a = (b) if 7 in. a =

PY 205 Week 3 Notes Chapter 4 and 5 Newton’s Laws 1. Velocities don’t change unless a net force acts upon it (qualitative) 2. The acceleration of a body is directly proportional to the net force acted on it (quantitative) a. Fnet = (mass)(acceleration) 3. Forces occur between two objects – if A exerts a force on B then B exerts a negative force on A. a. Fnet = Fxi +Fyj + Fzk b. The sum of all the forces on x = ma(x) c. The sum of all the force on y = ma(y) Applications of Newton’s laws - Kinetic motion - sliding friction - The force acts opposite to the direction of the object’s velocity - Normal force = shows that the friction force is approximately proportional to the normal force – the