I'm having a lot of trouble solving force problems even though I understand the concepts (or, at least I think I do). This is a specific example:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A sphere of mass 3.0 x E-4 kg is suspended from a cord. A steady horizontal breeze pushes the sphere so that the cord makes an angle of 34 degrees with the vertical when at rest.

Find the a) magnitude of that push and b) the tension in the cord.

The only equation that I know of to solve force problems is F=ma. We have m.

I think that I can use trig to find F, but I can't figure out how.

I tried to solve for F by using components: I found the downward force by finding mg (= -2.94 E-3). I'm kind of stuck now. Any suggestions?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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# Homework Help: Force Problems

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