Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Forces acting on a line

  1. Aug 14, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    1,There is a crate being pulled by a motor along the floor on rollers. The line is at an angle of 15 degrees and is 500N. Calculate the force that is acting horrizontally on the crate?

    2, state the effect the force has on the line connecting the crate to the motor.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    1, I calculated the horrizontal by:

    500 cos 15 = 482.96N.

    is this correct?

    2, Im not completely sure what its after for this one.

    Increases in tension and pulls the crate accross the floor but thats a guess?

    Cheers, Joe

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 14, 2011 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Looks good to me.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook