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I have a project from my Mechanics class which consist on building the system on the picture. It has a spring, cable and a protractor. I have to do an approximation of the mass and weight of the object that is put in the platform by using the geometry of the system and statics concepts.

The

I was thinking about

Fx = 0 and Fy = 0 but I have to find a way to determine the tension from the left side in terms of the α and the force of the string in terms of its constante and the angle.

Which statics and geometry concepts should I apply to get a good approximation of the mass and weight of the object?

I have a project from my Mechanics class which consist on building the system on the picture. It has a spring, cable and a protractor. I have to do an approximation of the mass and weight of the object that is put in the platform by using the geometry of the system and statics concepts.

The

**ultimate goal**is to create an Excel Workbook in order to to do the necessary calculations for the weight where I only need to put the**measure of the α angle**to get an approximation of the object weight.I was thinking about

Fx = 0 and Fy = 0 but I have to find a way to determine the tension from the left side in terms of the α and the force of the string in terms of its constante and the angle.

Which statics and geometry concepts should I apply to get a good approximation of the mass and weight of the object?

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