1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A sphere of mass 1.1 × 10^-4 kg is suspended from a cord. A steady horizontal breeze pushes the sphere so that the cord makes a constant angle of 23° with the vertical. Find (a) the magnitude of that push and (b) the tension in the cord. 2. Relevant equations F_g = m*g F_net = 0 (since we are in equilibrium) 3. The attempt at a solution I am attempting (b) first, then (a) should follow naturally Firstly, since the sphere is not moving, we have F_net,y = 0 So then we can take the sum of the two forces acting along the vertical to get F_g,y + T_y = 0 Where T_y is the vertical component of the tension in the cord. Taking the projection to the y coordinate, and expanding the definition of gravity, we have -mg + T*sin(t) = 0 or T = (mg) / sin(t) = (1.1*10^-4)*(9.8) / sin(23) == 27.58 * 10^-4 N But this solution isn't working for me.. Any idea where I went wrong?