• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products Here!

Man swinging accross a canyon

  • Thread starter godofrock
  • Start date
2
0
Hi guys, I am new here so be gentle please.

I have been set the following question for a problem modelling course.

1. Homework Statement

A man needs to traverse a canyon of width 50m, he has a grapple hook that is attached to a conveniently placed rock that is 30m long. Can he make it accross? He also has a bag full of camping equipment, should he attempt to take this with him?

2. My question

I was wondering if anyone could inform me the general areas of physics/mechanics that will be useful in attempting to solve this problem.

Thanks!
 

Answers and Replies

2
0
anyone?
 
tiny-tim
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
25,789
249
Welcome to PF!

Hi godofrock! Welcome to PF! :smile:

7 days is a long time … don't wait more than 1 day in future, if nobody answers! :smile:

Is that the full question?

How secure is the rock? Which end is the rope attached to? How long is the rope?

If the rock is secure, and the rope is long enough, I don't see what the problem is (btw, I suspect that's why nobody answered first time round). :confused:
 
Kurdt
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
4,769
6
The most likely reason nobody answered you for such a long time is that the question seems incomplete as tiny-tim has mentioned. Plus you have asked for assistance without any attempt at the problem your self. See this thread:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=94379
 

Related Threads for: Man swinging accross a canyon

  • Last Post
Replies
13
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
308
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
3K
Replies
3
Views
908
Replies
7
Views
2K
Replies
12
Views
4K
Top