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2/1 the effects of P external to the bracket are the reactive forces (not shown) exerted on the bracket by the foundation and bolts because of the action of P. Forces external to a body can be either applied forces or reactive forces. The effects of P internal to the bracket are the resulting internal forces and deformations distributed throughout the material of the bracket. The relation between internal forces and internal deformations depends on the material properties of the body and is studied in strength of materials, elasticity, and plasticity.

Make sure that cancellation of the units leaves the units desired; here the units of kg cancel, leaving the desired units of slug. 45359 kg΅ The weight in pounds associated with the mass of 3090 lbm is 3090 lb, as calculated above. We recall that 1 lbm is the amount of mass which under standard conditions has a weight of 1 lb of force. S. mass unit lbm in this textbook series, but rather use the slug for mass. The sole use of slug, rather than the unnecessary use of two units for mass, will prove to be powerful and simple—especially in dynamics.

The two vectors are combined by first adding two equal, opposite, and collinear forces F and ϪF of convenient magnitude, which taken together produce no external effect on the body. Adding F1 and F to produce R1, and combining with the sum R2 of F2 and ϪF yield the resultant R, which is correct in magnitude, direction, and line of action. This procedure is also useful for graphically combining two forces which have a remote and inconvenient point of concurrency because they are almost parallel. It is usually helpful to master the analysis of force systems in two dimensions before undertaking three-dimensional analysis.

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