- A boatswain's chair (or bosun's chair) is a device which is used to suspend a person from a rope to perform work aloft. It has a rigid seat and can be rigged, as shown in Fig.1, to allow the operator to haul himself upwards. [Naturally, in practice, it is wise to ensure that the cable cannot be released accidentally!]. If the operator’s mass is 70 kg and he exerts a downward pull of 200N on the cable, what is his acceleration?
The Attempt at a Solution
Unfortunately have no idea how to go about it :(