7.6 Applications of the Dot Product and Cross Product
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A force of 90 N is applied to a wrench in a counterclockwise direction at 70^\circ to the handle, 15 cm from the centre of the bolt.

a) Calculate the magnitude of the torque.

b) In what direction does the bolt move?

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Q1

Determine the projection, and its magnitude, of \vec{u} on \vec{v}.

\vec{u}=[3,1,4], \vec{v}=[6,2,7]

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Q2a

Determine the projection, and its magnitude, of \vec{u} on \vec{v}.

\vec{u}=[5,-4,8], \vec{v}=[3,7,6]

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Q2b

Determine the projection, and its magnitude, of \vec{u} on \vec{v}.

\vec{u} = -2\vec{i} - 7\vec{j} + 3\vec{k}, \vec{v} = 6\vec{i} + \vec{j} -8\vec{k}

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Q2c

Determine the projection, and its magnitude, of \vec{u} on \vec{v}.

\vec{u} = \vec{i} - \vec{k}, \vec{v} = 9\vec{i} + \vec{j}

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A force, \vec{F}=[3,5,12], in newtons, is applied to lift a box, with displacement, \vec{s}, in metres as given. Calculate the work against gravity and compare it to the work in the direction of travel.

\vec{s}=[0,0,8]

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Q3a

A force, \vec{F}=[3,5,12], in newtons, is applied to lift a box, with displacement, \vec{s}, in metres as given. Calculate the work against gravity and compare it to the work in the direction of travel.

\vec{s}=[2,0,10]

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Q3b

A force, \vec{F}=[3,5,12], in newtons, is applied to lift a box, with displacement, \vec{s}, in metres as given. Calculate the work against gravity and compare it to the work in the direction of travel.

\vec{s}=[2,1,6]

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Q3c

Given \vec{a}=[-2,3,5], \vec{b}=[4,0,-1], and \vec{c}=[2,-2,3], evaluate each expression.

\vec{a}\times\vec{b}\cdot\vec{c}

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Q4a

Given \vec{a}=[-2,3,5], \vec{b}=[4,0,-1], and \vec{c}=[2,-2,3], evaluate each expression.

\vec{a}\cdot\vec{b}\times\vec{c}

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Q4b

Given \vec{a}=[-2,3,5], \vec{b}=[4,0,-1], and \vec{c}=[2,-2,3], evaluate each expression.

\vec{a}\times\vec{c}\cdot\vec{b}

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Q4c

Given \vec{a}=[-2,3,5], \vec{b}=[4,0,-1], and \vec{c}=[2,-2,3], evaluate each expression.

\vec{b}\cdot\vec{a}\times\vec{c}

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Q4d

Find the volume of each parallelepiped, defined by the vectors \vec{u}, \vec{v}, and \vec{w}.

\vec{u}=[1,4,3], \vec{v}=[2,5,6], and \vec{w}=[1,2,7]

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Q5a

Find the volume of each parallelepiped, defined by the vectors \vec{u}, \vec{v}, and \vec{w}.

\vec{u}=[-2,5,1], \vec{v}=[3,-4,2], and \vec{w}=[1,3,5]

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Q5b

Find the volume of each parallelepiped, defined by the vectors \vec{u}, \vec{v}, and \vec{w}.

\vec{u}=[1,1,9], \vec{v}=[0,0,4], and \vec{w}=[-2,0,5]

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Q5c

A triangle has vertices A(-2,1,3), B(7,8,-4), and C(5,0,2). Determine the area of \triangleABC.

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Q6

A bicycle pedal is pushed by a 75-N force, exerted as shown in the diagram. The shaft of the pedal is 15 cm long. Find the magnitude of the torque vector, in newton-metres, about point A.

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Q7

A 65-kg boy is sitting on a see saw 0.6 m from the balance point.How far from the balance point should a 40-kg girl sit so that the see saw remains balanced?

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Q8

Given \vec{u}=[2,2,3], \vec{v}=[1,3,4], and \vec{w}=[6,2,1], evaluate each expression.

|\vec{u}\times\vec{v}|^2-(\vec{w}\cdot\vec{w})^2

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Q9a

Given \vec{u}=[2,2,3], \vec{v}=[1,3,4], and \vec{w}=[6,2,1], evaluate each expression.

|\vec{u}\times\vec{u}|+\vec{u}\cdot\vec{u}

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Q9b

Given \vec{u}=[2,2,3], \vec{v}=[1,3,4], and \vec{w}=[6,2,1], evaluate each expression.

\vec{u}\times\vec{v}\cdot\vec{v}\times\vec{w}

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Q9c

Given \vec{u}=[2,2,3], \vec{v}=[1,3,4], and \vec{w}=[6,2,1], evaluate each expression.

\vec{u}\times\vec{v}\cdot\vec{u}\times\vec{w}

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Q9d

Consider two vectors \vec{a} and \vec{b}.

In a single diagram, illustrate both |\vec{a}\times\vec{b}| and \vec{a}\cdot\vec{b}

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Q10a

Consider two vectors \vec{a} and \vec{b}.

Interpret |\vec{a}\times\vec{b}|^2+|\vec{a}\cdot\vec{b}|^2 and illustrate it on your diagram.

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Q10b

Consider two vectors \vec{a} and \vec{b}.

Show that |\vec{a}\times\vec{b}|^2+|\vec{a}\cdot\vec{b}|^2=|\vec{a}|^2|\vec{b}|^2.

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Q10c

An axle has two wheels of radii 0.75 m and 0.35 m attached to it. A 10-N force is applied horizontally to the edge of the larger wheel and a 5-N weight hangs from the edge of the smaller wheel. What is the net torque acting on the axle?

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Q11

When a wrench is rotated. the magnitude of the torque is 10 N\cdotm. An 80-N force is applied 20 cm from the fulcrum. At what angle to the wrench is the force applied?

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Q12

Is the following statement true or false? "If \vec{e}\times\vec{f}=\vec{0}, then \vec{e}\cdot\vec{f}=\vec{0}." Justify your response.

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A wrench is rotated with torque of magnitude 100 N\cdotm. The force is applied 30 cm from the fulcrum, at an angle of 40^\circ. What is the magnitude of the force, to one decimal place?

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Q15

Three edges of a right triangular prism are defined by the vectors \vec{a}=[1,3,2], \vec{b}=[2,2,4], and \vec{c}=[12,0,-6].

a) Draw a diagram of the prism, identifying which edge of the prism is defined by each vector.

b) Determine the volume of the prism.

c) Explain how your method of solving this problem would change if the prism were not necessarily a right prism.

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Q16

Given that \vec{w}=k\vec{u}+m\vec{v}, where k,m\in\mathbb{R}, prove algebraically that \vec{u}\times\vec{v}\cdot\vec{w}=0.

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Q17

Prove that (\vec{a}\times\vec{b})\times\vec{c} is in the same plane as \vec{a} and \vec{b}.

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Q18

Let \vec{u}, \vec{v} and \vec{w} be mutually orthogonal vectors. What can be said about \vec{u}+\vec{v}, \vec{u}+\vec{w}, and \vec{v}+\vec{w}

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Q19

The figure shown is a regular decagon with side length 1 cm. Determine the exact value of x

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