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I can't figure this out!

  1. Feb 17, 2009 #1
    Hello I'm new here and I don't know if this is the right place but I just got my "electrical engineering" book in the mail and I started to flip through it. It look really intresting and all so I decided to read some of the examples it had I figured most of them out but got to this question and I just don't get it! I may be a complete idiot when you see the question but I just need some explanations.

    the question is: Find the force acting vertically downwards on a mass of 200 g attached to a wire.

    so how do you figure this out?
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2009 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF. Doesn't sound like a question from an EE book, but whatever. The traditional way to handle this question is by using a free body diagram. Does your book explain that? If not, you can use www.wikipedia.org to learn more about FBDs. Once you do that, come back to this thread and post your work, and we can check it out.
     
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