"Tension: T1 vs T2 - What is Correct?

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In summary, the question is asking which part of the statement is incorrect and which is correct regarding the tension in two strings, T1 and T2. The relevant equation is Fnet=mg, which states that the sum of the two tensions must equal the weight of the mass in order for it to remain in equilibrium. The person providing the solution believes that the tension in T2, with a larger angle, would be greater, but is unsure without specific values. They are advised to draw a diagram and apply the equilibrium conditions to find a quantitative solution.
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Homework Statement
Which part of the statement isn’t correct and which is?

Is the tension larger in T1 or T2.
Relevant Equations
Fnet=mg
Homework Statement: Which part of the statement isn’t correct and which is?

Is the tension larger in T1 or T2.
Homework Equations: Fnet=mg

The sum of the two tensions must equal the mass x gravity or weight since the mass is not moving so the force of gravity must equal the force of tension so the ropes can hold up the mass without it falling.

I think the Tension of string 2 would have to be larger since it has a larger angle. I am not sure though since we are given no numbers and I feel like the angle doesn’t play a factor into it besides finding X and Y values of the forces. But more Y force equals more tension right? So wouldn’t larger angle = more tension?
 

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Hello pwiz, :welcome: again :smile:

You haven't read the guidelines yet (can't be done in such a short time), or else you would know that your picture should be clear (and upright -- which it is). With great difficulty I notice your problem statement differs from the problem statement in the picture

You have a hunch of what's going on. Now make it quantitative by drawing the three forces on the mass and working out the equilibrium conditions (your relevant homework equations!)
 

Related to "Tension: T1 vs T2 - What is Correct?

What is the difference between T1 and T2 tension?

Tension refers to the force applied to an object or material. T1 and T2 are different levels of tension, with T1 being the initial tension and T2 being the final tension. The difference between the two levels of tension depends on the amount of force applied and the material's elongation or compression properties.

Which level of tension is correct for a given material?

The correct level of tension for a material depends on its properties and the desired outcome. T1 is typically used for materials that require a specific level of tension to achieve a specific shape or form. T2 is used for materials that need to be stretched or compressed beyond their initial state.

How do T1 and T2 tension affect the strength and durability of a material?

The level of tension applied to a material can affect its strength and durability. T1 tension can increase strength and durability by improving the material's structural integrity. T2 tension can weaken a material if it exceeds its capacity, leading to damage or failure.

What are some factors that can affect T1 and T2 tension?

Several factors can affect T1 and T2 tension, including the material's properties, the amount of force applied, and the duration of tension. Additionally, external factors such as temperature and humidity can also impact tension levels.

How can tension be accurately measured and controlled?

Tension can be measured using specialized equipment such as tension meters or load cells. To control tension, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the material's properties and to carefully monitor and adjust the force applied. Additionally, using precision equipment and following proper procedures can help ensure accurate tension control.

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