A pair of pliers

The figure shows a simple model of a pair of pliers consisting of two handles of length \(L=10~\mbox{cm}\), a semicircle of radius \(R=4~\mbox{cm}\), a fulcrum (point O) and the jaws having a radius of curvature \(r=1~\mbox{cm}\). Using these pliers, you grab a coin and apply a force \(F=10~\mbox{N}\) to the handles as shown in the figure. What is the force \(f\) in Newtons pressing on each side of the coin? You may neglect the thickness of the coin.

×

Problem Loading...

Note Loading...

Set Loading...