Chapter 14: Statics and Elasticity

Study Plan

The concepts discussed in this chapter permit us to examine many aspects of the operation of such a crane:

  • Where must the mobile counterweights be placed to keep the crane in balance for a given load? (Example 2, page 435)
  • What is the tension in the tie-rod (stretched diagonally from the top of the tower to the end of the arm) that holds the short arm in place? (Example 3, page 435)
  • What is the elongation of the lifting cable when subjected to a given load? (Example 8, page 448)

Organize

  1. Prepare for lecture by reading the assigned sections from Chapter 14 in your textbook or ebook. This will provide an organizing framework for concepts introduced in lecture, and help you take better notes.
  2. Take the checkup quiz and work the Checkup questions in your textbook to assess your understanding of basic concepts. Take note of any topics you need to review further.
  3. Review the Examples from your textbook. These progress from simple to complex, and provide concrete illustrations of the concepts discussed.
  4. Review the Problem Solving Techniques box on Static Equilibrium from your textbook.

Learn

  1. Re-read Chapter 14 and review your lecture notes.
  2. Use the FlashCards to test your memory for new key terms and equations.
  3. Work the end of chapter Problems and Review Problems assigned by your instructor. If your instructor has assigned SmartWork online homework, login from the right navigation pane.

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