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This quantity comprises fifty nine papers awarded on the thirteenth Symposium of STAB (German Aerospace Aerodynamics Association). during this organization, all these German scientists and engineers from universities, examine institutions and are concerned who're doing learn and undertaking paintings in numerical and experimental fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, usually for aerospace but additionally in different purposes.

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E. 1 Ν is the force which gives a 46 FORCE A N D ACCELERATION 47 2 body of mass 1 kg an acceleration of 1 m s~ . Various other systems of units suit eqn. 2), but their use is dying out a n d is not considered here. Solution (a) Assuming a perfectly smooth surface, there is n o opposition to sliding, a n d assuming a perfectly horizontal supporting surface, no other support is required t o oppose the weight of the body. 50 = 10 m s~ . Then, from eqn. 0X10 = 80 N . (a) (b) The friction makes no difference t o the mass of the body but introduces a force acting against the applied force.

E. in the direction of the acceleration. The magnitude of the acceleration a depends upon the magnitude of the resultant force F and u p o n the property of the body called its mass m. T h e relationship between these quantities is given by Newton's second law in the form F oc ma. 2) if the units of F, m, a n d a are such that F = 1 when m = 1 and a = 1. e. 1 Ν is the force which gives a 46 FORCE A N D ACCELERATION 47 2 body of mass 1 kg an acceleration of 1 m s~ . Various other systems of units suit eqn.

2 . 2 . Resolved components of a single force. When only two forces are to be combined (as in Fig. 8), the polygon of forces is a triangle in which the third side represents the resultant. Alternatively, it is sometimes more convenient to draw a parallelogram of forces with a diagonal dividing it into two equivalent triangles. Then the diagonal represents the resultant in either triangle, and the components may be shown running through a common point with the resultant (as in Fig. 9). A right-angled triangle is often used for the opposite purpose, namely that of resolving a given force (resultant) into two perpendicular component forces which are equivalent to the given force.