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Homework Help: Tension in a hanging massive rope

  1. Nov 13, 2004 #1
    How do I find the direction and magnitude of the force exerted on the massive rope by the ceiling? And what is the tension at point P in the rope? Thanks in advance,
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2004
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  3. Nov 14, 2004 #2
    Let W=the weight of the rope.
    So the weight of the rope below point p will be (W/l)*y.
    The upper part will be just (W/l)*(l-y). This will be the tension at P.
  4. Nov 14, 2004 #3
    Thank you so much, CartooKid. You're the man. :smile:
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2004
  5. Nov 14, 2004 #4
    Yes. For the whole rope, it would be lzg which is same as Mg.
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