The great Chinese wall is said to be 1500 miles long, 20 ft. high, 15 ft wide at the top, and 25 ft. wide at the bottom. If it were possible to build with this material a wall around the earth at the equator, of a uniform thickness of 4 ft., how high could it be made? (The equator is approximately 24,900 miles long.)
A uniform bar AB, weighing 424 N, is fastened by a frictionless pin to a block weighing 200 N as shown in Fig. P-533. At the vertical wall, μ = 0.268 while under the block, μ = 0.20. Determine the force P needed to start motion to the right.
A ladder 6 m long has a mass of 18 kg and its center of gravity is 2.4 m from the bottom. The ladder is placed against a vertical wall so that it makes an angle of 60° with the ground. How far up the ladder can a 72-kg man climb before the ladder is on the verge of slipping? The angle of friction at all contact surfaces is 15°.
A uniform ladder 4.8 m ft long and weighing W lb is placed with one end on the ground and the other against a vertical wall. The angle of friction at all contact surfaces is 20°. Find the minimum value of the angle θ at which the ladder can be inclined with the horizontal before slipping occurs.