# Statics Test Review

```Statics Test Review
Short Essay Questions
 5
 Be concise and to the point
 Don’t write about information that isn’t applicable (don’t write crap for the sake of
writing something)
 Answer and think in terms of forces and balanced forces
o If you are unsure of an answer, start with a force diagram of the situation to
see if that helps.
Math
 4
 1 – “in terms of” type problem
 Draw force diagrams for all of your problems…even and especially the “in terms of” type
problem
 Build x/y tables for all problems
 Know min and max type problems, especially which direction friction will be exerted.
Example Problems (these aren’t question straight off the test!!! I’m not that
nice!!)
1. Is it easier to push or pull the box?
T=10N
30 (
FA=10 N
30 (
5 kg
5 kg
2. Which provides less “strain” or force on the ropes? Put them in order of least to most.
A.
C.
B.

10 kg

10 kg
10 kg
=30
=60
3. Draw force diagrams for min and max for the following situations:
T
TMIN:
MMIN:
M
1kg
```