"A pail is suspended from a vertical rope, wrapped around a winch, so that the pail can be raised or lowered inside a well.
The weight of the emply pail is 4 N. Suppose the pail is descending vertically with increasing speed. Is the tension in the rope larger than, smaller than, or equal to 4 N? Explain?
The Attempt at a Solution
I cannt find the reasoning in my text book for this. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Any help would be great!