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Consider the situation of the figure, where a string of negligible mass and length L is fixed at two points A and B, with B dislocated of A by a distance w(<L) and vertically dislocated by a distance h < sqrt(L^2-w^2) A mass is hung on the rope using a moving pulley of negligible mass. The pulley has no friction and can move freely along the rope until it "finds" the position of equilibrium in which the pulley is at a horizontal distance x of point A, and a vertical distance y of that point.

What are the equilibrium angles Theta(1) and Theta(2)?

What are the values of x, y , L1 and L2 at equilibrium?

2. Relevant equations

There aren't any besides the fact that the potential energy must be a minimum

3. The attempt at a solution

I can't even get started.

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# Homework Help: Surprising static equilibrium

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