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Engineering Mechanics - Statics
Chapter 1
Problem 1-1
Represent each of the following combinations of units in the correct SI form using an
appropriate prefix:
(a) m/ms (b) μkm (c) ks/mg (d) km⋅ μN
Units Used:
μN = 10
−6
μkm = 10
N
−6
km
9
Gs = 10 s
3
ks = 10 s
mN = 10
−3
−3
ms = 10
N
s
Solution:
( a)
m
3m
= 1 × 10
ms
s
m
km
=1
ms
s
( b)
μkm = 1 × 10
−3
m
μkm = 1 mm
( c)
ks
9 s
= 1 × 10
mg
kg
ks
Gs
=1
mg
kg
( d)
−3
km⋅ μN = 1 × 10
mN
km⋅ μN = 1 mm⋅ N
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Engineering Mechanics - Statics
Chapter 1
Problem 1-2
Wood has a density d. What is its density expressed in SI units?
Units Used:
Mg = 1000 kg
Given:
d = 4.70
slug
ft
3
Solution:
1slug = 14.594 kg
d = 2.42
Mg
m
3
Problem 1-3
Represent each of the following combinations of units in the correct SI form using an
appropriate prefix:
(a) Mg/mm (b) mN/μs (c) μm⋅ Mg
Solution:
3
( a)
6
Mg
10 kg
10 kg
Gg
=
=
=
−3
mm
m
m
10
m
Mg
Gg
=
mm
m
( b)
mN
μs
mN
μs
( c)
=
10
−3
10
=
N
−6
3
=
s
10 N
kN
=
s
s
kN
s
(
−6
μm⋅ Mg = 10
)(
3
)
m 10 kg = 10
−3
m⋅ kg
μm⋅ Mg = mm⋅ kg
2
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Engineering Mechanics - Statics
Chapter 1
Problem 1-4
Represent each of the following combinations of units in the correct SI form: (a) Mg/ms, (b)
N/mm, (c) mN/( kg⋅ μs).
Solution:
3
( a)
6
Mg
10 kg
10 kg
Gg
=
=
=
−3
ms
s
s
10
s
Mg
Gg
=
ms
s
N
=
mm
( b)
1N
10
−3
= 10
3N
m
m
=
kN
m
N
kN
=
mm
m
mN
( c)
kg⋅ μs
10
=
mN
kg⋅ μs
−3
−6
10
=
N
=
kg⋅ s
kN
kg⋅ s
kN
kg⋅ s
Problem 1-5
Represent each of the following with SI units having an appropriate prefix: (a) S1, (b) S2, (c) S3.
Units Used:
kg = 1000 g
−3
ms = 10
s
3
kN = 10 N
Given:
S1 = 8653 ms
S2 = 8368 N
S3 = 0.893 kg
Solution:
( a)
S1 = 8.653 s
3
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Engineering Mechanics - Statics
( b)
S2 = 8.368 kN
( c)
S3 = 893 g
Chapter 1
Problem 1-6
Represent each of the following to three significant figures and express each answer in SI units
using an appropriate prefix: (a) x, (b) y, and (c) z.
Units Used:
6
MN = 10 N
μg = 1 × 10
−6
gm
3
kN = 10 N
Given:
x = 45320 kN
(
y = 568 × 10
5
) mm
z = 0.00563 mg
Solution:
( a)
x = 45.3 MN
( b)
y = 56.8 km
( c)
z = 5.63 μg
Problem 1-7
Evaluate ( a⋅ b)/c to three significant figures and express the answer in SI units using an
appropriate prefix.
Units Used:
μm = 10
−6
m
Given:
a = ( 204 mm)
4
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