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Two masses are connected by a string and are hanging from the ceiling of an elevator like this:
[string 1]

[4kg mass]

[string 2]

[6kg mass]
Show the tension of each string in the following situations:
i) Stationary
ii) Moving up at 3m/s
iii) Moving down at 3m/s
iv) Moving up at 3m/s/s
v) Moving down at 3m/s/s
Ok, I am kinda stumped. Where do I start? Is there a formula for tension? Is it F=ma? Or F=m(9.8a) or something?
I'm just so horrible at physics, I'll be so grateful if someone could explain how this works..
Thanks! :)
[string 1]

[4kg mass]

[string 2]

[6kg mass]
Show the tension of each string in the following situations:
i) Stationary
ii) Moving up at 3m/s
iii) Moving down at 3m/s
iv) Moving up at 3m/s/s
v) Moving down at 3m/s/s
Ok, I am kinda stumped. Where do I start? Is there a formula for tension? Is it F=ma? Or F=m(9.8a) or something?
I'm just so horrible at physics, I'll be so grateful if someone could explain how this works..
Thanks! :)