Determine the magnitude of force F in cable AB in order to produce a moment of 500 lb-ft about...

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Determine the magnitude of force F in cable AB in order to produce a moment of 500 lb-ft about the hinged axis CD.

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Moment

When a force is applied to a system, then the product of force and the distance at which the force is applied is termed as a moment. The moment is a measure of force that is able to start the rotary motion when applied to the system.

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  • The magnitude of the moment of force is {eq}M = 500\;{\rm{lb}} \cdot {\rm{ft}} {/eq}.
  • The position vector of point A is...

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