Elevator Problem

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Homework Statement


Elevator weighs 1400 kg with an initial velocity of 12 m/s (moving downward). With a constant acceleration, the elevator comes to a stop in 41 m. What is the tension on the elevator cable?


Homework Equations



T=m(a+g)

The Attempt at a Solution



I'm having trouble finding the acceleration of the elevator.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
I got it, a=1.75 m/s[tex]\hat{2}[/tex]

by v[tex]\hat{2}[/tex]=v[tex]\check{i}[/tex][tex]\hat{2}[/tex]+2a([tex]\Delta[/tex]x)

T=16170 N
 

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