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Homework Help: Tension force

  1. Jan 28, 2007 #1
    How much tension must a rope withstand if it is used to accelerate a 1500 kg car vertically upward at 0.40 m/s2?

    What is the equation to find the force
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  3. Jan 28, 2007 #2
    force equals mass*acceleration
  4. Jan 29, 2007 #3


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    ....but don't forget the weight of the car...
  5. Jan 29, 2007 #4


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    Actually is more Net Force = Ma
  6. Jan 29, 2007 #5


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    This is a standard textbook question, and the OP should be required to conform to the Homework & Coursework guidelines.

    cgward: please read the guidelines (see link in signature, below) for help with standard textbook/homework problems.
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