posted by Aaron on .
Calculate the moment about a point (5; 4; 3) ft. caused by the forces
P = 3^i - 2^j - 4^k lb. and Q = 5^i + 7^j - 2^k lb. acting at the points
(7; 2; -2) ft. and (-3; -2; 5) ft., respectively.
What I did was this;
vector r1= (7,2,2) - (5,4,3) = 2i-2j-5k
vector r2= (3,2,5) - (5,4,3) = -8i-6j+2k
Vector M1= (2i-2j-5k) X P = -7i-7j+2k
Magnitude= 7.55 ft-lbs
Vector M2= (-8i-6j+2k) X Q = -2i-6j+85k
Magnitude= 86.23 ft-lbs
Moment about the given point = (7.55) + (86.23) = 93.78 ft-lbs
I'm unsure if this is right
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