A 30-lb block is initially moving along a smooth horizontal surface with a speed of v1 = 6 ft/s to the left. If it is acted upon by a force F, which varies in the manner shown, determine the velocity of the block in 15 s. The argument for the cosine is in radians.
A man wearing ice skates throws an 8-kg block with an initial velocity of 2 m/s, measured relative to himself, in the direction shown. If he is originally at rest and completes the throw in 1.5 s while keeping his legs rigid, determine the horizontal velocity of the man just after releasing the block. What is the average vertical reaction of both his skates on the ice during the throw? The man has a mass of 70 kg. Neglect friction and the motion of his arms.
Plates A and B each have a mass of 4 kg and are restricted to move along the frictionless guides. If the coefficient of restitution between the plates is e = 0.7, determine (a) the speed of both plates just after collision and (b) the maximum deflection of the spring. Plate A has a velocity of 4 m/s just before striking B. Plate B is originally at rest.