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    Here are some questions I am stuck on. Hope you can answer them.

    Show that the pressure exerted by a 2.5kg brick when sitting on its largest face (area 20 x 10-3m2) is about 1.25kPa. Thus show that if the maximum compressive strength of common bricks is 20MPa, the maximum height of a stack of bricks, before the bottom gives way, is about 16km.

    Show that a nylon fishing line of diameter 1mm requires energy of the order of 1mJ to fracture and that, assuming the average value for the tensile strength of nylon, this corresponds to a load of about 400N.

    A piece of rubber 6cm long cut from a rubber band will easily extend to 7cm when supporting a small load. Bonds between atoms typically break when the distance between the atoms is increased by 1%. Show that the extension of the rubber cannot simply be due to stretching of the bonds between atoms.

    Hooke's law states that extension is proportional to load F and is usually written F=kdeltax. The Young modulus E=stress/strain. Show that the Hooke's law constant k is related to the Young modulus E by the relationship k=EA/L
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