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Tension in an elevator

  1. Sep 26, 2007 #1
    So im really stuck on this physics problem, its an elevator that is accelerating downward at a constant acceleration and I need to find the Tension on the rope


    What am i doing wrong?
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  3. Sep 26, 2007 #2


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    If it is accelarating downwards, should the tension in the rope get more or less?
    Hint - what would be the tension in the rope be if the elevator was free falling?
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