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Tension in Strings HELP thanks!very simple. 
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#37
Feb1108, 06:37 PM

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oh okay i think i get what you are saying. thank you!
so what i basically have to do is this: 41.81*2*T= 156.96? is that what it means. i think? 


#38
Feb1108, 06:40 PM

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because the Tension in the x equals mass times gravity= 156.96
and the Tension in the y equals sin (theda) = 1.118 and the Tension in the x of the angle equals cos (theda) = 1/1.5 


#40
Feb1108, 06:58 PM

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48.187



#42
Feb1108, 07:03 PM

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so sin(48.187) + cos (48.187) = 0



#43
Feb1108, 07:03 PM

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wait no sorry it should be: sin(48.187) + cos (48.187) = mg



#44
Feb1108, 07:08 PM

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right?



#45
Feb1108, 07:11 PM

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No. In post #36, I told you that:
Since you have two strings, you'll have to double it. Remember: F, the tension, is an unknown. Once you get the equilibrium equation written, you will solve for F. 


#46
Feb1108, 07:13 PM

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oooo now i get what you mean so its 2F(sin(theda))
so basically i got 2*(sin(48.187))F which = 1.491F 


#47
Feb1108, 07:14 PM

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but what i don't get is how you have 2 STRINGS because i am jus ttlaking about diagram a) so i hope u are not trying to figure out the tension in both the pictures.
or are you saying that since the big traingle can be divided into two triangles, there are two strings? 


#48
Feb1108, 07:26 PM

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#49
Feb1108, 07:30 PM

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okay so now i totally get you.
thanks so now the next step i set 1.491F=mg? or 1.491F=.6667cos(48.187) 


#51
Feb1108, 07:32 PM

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PhysicsB, though this may seem unrelated to this thread, what book are you working from? I know what course you are taking (The same one as myself) but what book are you working from?



#52
Feb1108, 07:34 PM

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THANK YOU
ooo okay so lets see. (btw nice smiley face haha) okay so mg=156.96 so 1.491F=156.96 so F= 105.2963827Newtons? is that the correct answer?! THANK YOU 


#53
Feb1108, 07:35 PM

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#54
Feb1108, 07:36 PM

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Yes but do you use a book in class to learn from or to use as a reference?



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