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Possible new formula for simple tension problems

  1. Jul 6, 2011 #1
    A quick shortcut for problems that involve a weight (W) hanging from two cables with tensions T1 and T2 and angles A and B.

    Probably not that useful.
    Probably already known.

    But just in case here it is:


    The following is the proof which also shows how much time one might save:

  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 7, 2011 #2
    Hello Soenhay and welcome to Physics Forums.

    That's a neat little formula, I don't think I've seen it put that way before so keep at it you never know what you might come up with next.

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