Magnitude of the Vertical Force
A 57 kg diver stands at the end of a 29 kg springboard, as shown in the figure. The board is attached to a hinge at the left end but simply rests on the right support.
What is the magnitude of the vertical force exerted by the hinge on the board?
(diver)m1 = 57 kg
(springboard)m2= 29 kg
Calculate the force that the right exerts.
We need to find the weight:
= m g
= 57 * 9.8
= 558.6 N
The vertical force that is exerted would be the weight of the person
F = 558.6 N
or rounded would be