A 50 l b block of ice is on a ramp inclined at
200. What force pushing up the ramp is required
to keep the block from sliding? What is the actual force caused by the weight of ice against the
Ans. 171 l b and 47 l b
A man can row his boat at 3 mph. He is in a steam flowing from north to south at 4 mph. How
fast and in what direction will he travel if rows i) directly downstream ii) directly upstream iii) due
east (across the stream) iv) North East (450 on a navigator campass)
Ans i) 7mph.s ii)1 mph.s iii) 5 mph;
143.1300 iv) 2.8336 mph; 131.5290
A petrol boat leaves its base on a heading of
170 travelling at 17 km/hr. After 2 hours it turns
to new heading of 3100 and slows to 12 km/hr after 45 minutes on this new heading. How far and
in what direction is the boat from its base.
Ans. 38.420 km, 4.54760
A manual lawnmover requires a force of 10 lbs parallel to the ground in order to move it through
the grass; if the handle is inclined at 410 to the ground. How much force is necessary along the handle?
Ans. 13.2501 l bs
In a plane add 120 N Force at 300 and a -100 N force at 900 using the parallelogram method.
Ans. R= 11/N , q = 3390 with
Plot the points with the given polar coordinates
(i) (-1, 180 ) (ii) (2.3, -400) (iii) (-1,
7p /6 rad) (iv) (5, 5rad)
Find the set of polar coordinates for the points with given Cartesian coordinates.
(i) (-3, 0) (ii) (2, 2Ö3) (iii) (5, -12) (iv) ( 1, -3)
Ans. i) (3, 1800) (ii) (4, 600) (iii) (13,
-67.380 (iv) ( Ö10, -71.570)
Convert the equations to polar form (i) x = 7 (ii) x2+ y2 = 9 (iii) y = 2x (iv) x2- y2 = 1 (v)
Ans. (i) r cos q =7 (ii) r = 3 (iii) q = tan-1 (2) (iv) r2 cos 2q = 1 (v) r2 (cos2 q + 4 sin2 q ) = 4
Convert the equations to Cartesian coordinates
(i) r = 3 (ii) q = 3p/4 (iii) r sin
q =7 (iv) r2 cos q = 3 sin q - cos q
Ans. (i) x2 + y2 = 9 (ii) y = -x (iii) y = 7 (iv) (x2 + y2 ) x = 3y- x
7.1 Scalers & Vectors
7.2 Algebra of Vectors
7.3 Representation of a vector in a plane
7.4 Dotor Scalar product
7.5 Polar Co-ordinates
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