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Tension in a system.

  1. Sep 25, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the Tension in cable winch BD, link to drawing below.

    http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae86/seanrumsby/Prob3-47.jpg

    2. Relevant equations
    The mass fixed to the other end of the pulley is 200 kg.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I was under the impression that if one side of the pulley pulled down with 1960 N (200 kg * 9.81 ms^-2) then the tension in the winch would be the same as well.
    Can anyone shed some light on this?
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2009 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Is the mass is accelerating? So the forces on the 200 kg mass sum to _____? What are the forces? If there was any difference in the tension of the rope along the rope, what would have to occur?

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