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Elevator Motion

  1. Sep 25, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An elevator and its load have a combined mass of 2300 kg. Find the tension in the supporting cable when the elevator, originally moving downward at 12 m/s, is brought to rest with constant acceleration in a distance of 50 m.


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    Any idea how to approach this problem?
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2009 #2

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    Hi tjbateh! :wink:

    This question is in two parts, a maths part and a physics part.

    The maths is to find the acceleration.

    The physics is then to find the force.

    What is the acceleration? :smile:
     
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