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Pulley on triangular planes

  1. Mar 24, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    There's a pulley at the apex of an isosceles triangle, with a particle hanging from the string at each side (plane). Would the tension in this string be the same in this situation?


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2008 #2

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    I'm assuming in this problem that the pulley is not frictionless, so it will respond to net torques and rotate. Are the "particles" on each side of the pulley equal in mass, or different? (It matters in this situation.)
     
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