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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Assume that segment R exerts a force of magnitude T on segment L. What is the magnitudeFof the force exerted on segment R by segment L?_{RL}

Give your answer in terms ofTand other constants such asg.

2. Relevant equations

Fnet = ma

3. The attempt at a solution

Fnet = F_{R on L}+ F_{L on R}= 0 (I assume it's 0)

I also know that Fnet = ma, but I dont know if I should use any mass, since it's a rope, and in first year undergraduate class, I understood that ropes are massless.

The question says in terms ofgand I know that F_{G}=m*g (g = -9.81)

I dont know how to indroduce thegin the equations.

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# Homework Help: Rope, tension and newtons third law

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