|Sep26-04, 11:11 AM||#1|
Normal force on box on elevator floor?
In Fig. 5-42, elevator cabs A and B are connected by a short cable and can be pulled upward or lowered by the cable above cab A. Cab A has mass 1700 kg and cab B has mass 1200 kg. A 12.0 kg box of sand lies on the floor of cab A. The tension in the cable connecting the cabs is 1.86 x 10^4 N. What is the magnitude of the normal force on the box from the floor?
I don't even know where to start, please help?
|Sep26-04, 12:49 PM||#2|
Assuming the sand box isn't somehow connected to the bottom cable I think the question has a bunch of extraneous information. Consider what the conditions are to keep the box motionless. What forces are acting directly on the box?
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