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Homework 1:

Kinematics of a Particle
Prof. Nicholas Zabaras
Centre for Predictive Modelling
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Email: nzabaras@gmail.com
URL: http://www.zabaras.com/

January 31, 2015

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Problem 1

A 18 m/s , a A 2 m/s 2
B 12 m/s , a B 3 m/s 2

At the instant shown cars A and B


are traveling with speeds of 18m/s
and 12m/s, respectively. Also at this
instant A has a decrease in peed of
2m/s2 and B has an increase in
speed of 3m/s2.
Determine the velocity and
acceleration of B with respect to A.

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Problem 2
Determine the speed of
block A in the Fig. if block B
has an upward speed of 6
ft/s.

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Problem 3

Determine the speed of A


in the Fig. if B has an
upward speed of 6ft/sec.

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Problem 4
Determine the speed of
block B in the Fig. if the
end of the cord at A is
pulled down with a speed
of 2m/s

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Problem 5
A man at A is hoisting a safe
A as shown by walking to the
right with a constant velocity
vA = 0.5 m/sec.
Determine the velocity and
acceleration of the safe when
it reaches the elevation of
10m.

The rope is 30m long and


passes over a small pulley at
D.
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Cord =30 m

Problem 6
Pulley D is attached to a
collar which is pulled down at
3 in./s. At t = 0, collar A
starts moving down from K
with constant acceleration
and zero initial velocity.
Knowing that velocity of
collar A is 12 in./s as it
passes L:
Determine the change in
elevation, velocity, and
acceleration of block B when
block A is at L.

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Problem 7
The slotted fork is rotating about O at a
constant rate of 3 rad/s.
Determine the radial and transverse
components of velocity and acceleration of
the pin A at the instant q = 360o.
The path is defined by the spiral groove r =
(5+q/p) in., where q is in radians.

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Problem 8
Due to the rotation of the forked
rod, the ball travels around the
slotted path a portion of which is in
the shape of a cardioid r = 0.5(1 cosq) ft where q in radian s. If the
balls velocity is v=4ft/s and its
acceleration a=30 ft /s2 at the
instant q = 180:
Determine the angular velocity and
angular acceleration of the fork.

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r 0.5(1 cos q ) ft
v 4 ft/s
a 30 ft/s 2

at q 180o

find q and q

Problem 9
A collar slides along the smooth
vertical spiral rod, r = (2q) m, where
q is in radians. If its angular rate of
rotation is constant and equal 4
rad/s, at the instant q = 90o.
Determine
- The collar radial and transverse
component of velocity
- The collar radial and transverse
component of acceleration.
- The magnitude of velocity and
acceleration
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