Hello... I'm brand new to Physics, going into 9th grade and got put into AP Physics BC so I got a large packet of Physics work and was told to learn the material and do all the work. I've been sort of stressed out since I barely understood half the questions, much less knew where to begin solving them. But hopefully this forum will be able to help me out.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This isn't really a question for a specific problem so I can really use the template. So my question is, is there a formula for tension? In other words, how would I find the tension on a string attached to a mass. I know that if the forces were equal then the tension = the weight, but what should I do if the mass is being pulled upwards/lowered downwards? I think the formula would be something like: Tension = Weight +/- Mass * Acelleration, but how would I write that scientifically?

Thanks in advance, and sorry for not using the template...

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# Tension Formula

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