Yes, this is in regards to my first question. A weight of 15 lbs at sea level is suspended by a wire rope that does not stretch. The weight is lifted 1 ft and dropped 1 ft. the initial velocity is "zero". What is the peak lb load on the wire when the weight stops falling? Thanks for your reply. This problem does not require a precise answer. I am looking for a plus or minus 5 lb answer. The missing factors that you have mentioned can be assumed in generalities. Is this enough information to come up with an answer?