Engineering Mechanics – Section 2

11. The center of gravity of a semi-circle lies at a distance of __________ from its base measured along the vertical radius.

A. 3r/ 8
B. 4r/ 3π
C. 8r/3
D. 3r/4π

Correct Answer: B. 4r/ 3π

12. The process of finding out the resultant force is called __________ of forces.

A. composition
B. resolution

Correct Answer: A. composition

13. A weight of 1000 N can be lifted by an effort of 80 N. If the velocity ratio is 20, the machine is

A. reversible
B. non-reversible
C. ideal

Correct Answer: A. reversible

14. In a framed structure, as shown in the below figure, the force in the member BC is



Correct Answer: Option D

15. The potential energy of a vertically raised body is __________ the kinetic energy of a vertically falling body.

A. equal to
B. less than
C. greater than

Correct Answer: A. equal to

16. If a number of forces acting at a point be represented in magnitude and direction by the three sides of a triangle, taken in order, then the forces are not in equilibrium.

A. Agree
B. Disagree

Correct Answer: B. Disagree

17. The periodic time of a particle with simple harmonic motion is __________ proportional to the angular velocity.

A. directly
B. inversely

Correct Answer: B. inversely

18. The motion of a particle around a fixed axis is

A. translatory
B. rotary
C. circular
D. translatory as well as rotary

Correct Answer: C. circular

19. A block of mass m1, placed on an inclined smooth plane is connected by a light string passing over a smooth pulley to mass m2, which moves vertically downwards as shown in the below figure. The tension in the string is


Correct Answer: Option D

20. If a given force (or a given system of forces) acting on a body __________ the position of the body, but keeps it in equilibrium, then its effect is to produce internal stress in the body.

A. change
B. does not change

Correct Answer: B. does not change

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