A thin rod AB of weight W is attached to two blocks A and B that slide freely in the railways represented. The blocks are linked by a string inextensible and without weight passing through a pulley C.
Express the tension in the string in function of W and the angle θ that forms the bar and the horizontal.
sum of the moments respect to C:
where L is the length of the rod and F the reaction of the rod.
sum of forces in horizontal and vertical:
is this correct?
The Attempt at a Solution
The solution from the professor is T=W/(2*(1-tan(theta)) and the one i find is: T=W/(2*tan(theta)) similar, but not the same. Help please! thank you so much.