Worksheet: Rotational Equilibrium
In this worksheet, we will practice calculating the positions and masses of objects in rotational systems such that the net rotational acceleration is zero.
A uniform 40.0-kg scaffold of length 6.0 m is supported by two light cables, as shown in the figure. An 80.0-kg painter stands 1.0 m from the left end of the scaffold, and his painting equipment is 1.5 m from the right end. The tension in the left cable is twice that in the right cable.
Find the tension in the right cable.
Find the tension in the left cable.
Find the mass of the equipment.
The forearm shown in the diagram is positioned at an angle with respect to the upper arm, and a ball with a mass of 5.0 kg is held in the hand. The total mass of the forearm and hand is 3.0 kg, and their center of mass is 15.0 cm from the elbow.