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A 50kg weight hangs from the ceiling of a cart that is accelerating horizontally. While the cart is accelerating, the weight swings to the left so that the string makes an angle of 37 degree with the horizontal ceiling. a) What is the size and direction of the acceleration of the cart? b) What is the size of the tension force in the string?
Fnet = ma
Fw = mg
Ftx = Ftcos37
Fty = Ftsin37
So first I tried solving for the Fw using Fw = mg. After finding that I assumed that Fw = Ft and used it to solve for Ftx, but then I'm stuck and have no idea what I'm doing.
Fnet = ma
Fw = mg
Ftx = Ftcos37
Fty = Ftsin37
So first I tried solving for the Fw using Fw = mg. After finding that I assumed that Fw = Ft and used it to solve for Ftx, but then I'm stuck and have no idea what I'm doing.