# Consider a two-dimensional state of stress in the xy plane characterized by: xx = 35.86 yy =

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σxx = 35.86 σyy = 17.24 τxy = −25.52

Where units are MPa and tension is positive. Find: the magnitude and direction of the principal stresses and illustrate with a sketch.

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## Fundamentals of Physics

**ISBN:** 978-0471758013

8th Extended edition

**Authors:** Jearl Walker, Halliday Resnick