|Oct24-05, 08:45 PM||#1|
tensions in the ropes
A ball is hanging from two ropes conjoining into one.One leads horizontally to the left and the other up at a 30 degree angle from the ceiling.
The ball weighs 8.0N
what are the tensions on T1 and T2?
How can i start on this?
|Oct24-05, 09:04 PM||#2|
Start of with a free body diagram. Always draw a free body diagram with these types of problems. Then identify all the forcecs. Then sum up the forces in the x and y directions.
|Oct24-05, 09:32 PM||#3|
Well, tension is equal to the force that is applied. So if the object stands in a position of rest you know the sum of some component is zero. Ask yourself the question; in what direction those components act and how can you calculate them.
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