(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A uniform ladder of weight WL and length L has its top against a vertical wall with friction coefficient

μW and its foot on a smooth horizontal floor. A rope is attached to the foot of the ladder and secured

to the base of the wall, with the ladder making an angle α with the horizontal. If a man of weight WM

climbs the ladder, determine the tension in the rope when the man has climbed a distance d up the

ladder. What is the maximum tension in the rope?

2. Relevant equations

F=ma, applied to the contact with the wall, the floor and rope.

3. The attempt at a solution

So i know i have to use the moments of a force about a point, and that point doesnt matter, but itd be really helpful to show me which one is the easiest from a solving purpose. I need help with the maximum tension in the rope part, cant think of anything to be honest.

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# Homework Help: Ladder System

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