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Third law

  1. Sep 9, 2006 #1
    Hi: I have two questions to answer and I,m not sure of the answers. I have looked in textbooks but that didn't help. The first one is:
    There is a brick hanging from the ceiling by a weak rope. there is another rope atached to the brick which a student is holding. If the second rope is pulled slowlly the first one breaks, but if the second rope is pulled abruptlly then it is the one that breaks.
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  3. Sep 10, 2006 #2


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    Very true.
  4. Sep 10, 2006 #3

    Andrew Mason

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    What are the forces on the brick? What is the difference between the two rope forces on the brick? (do a free body diagram). (PS, if you try this as an experiment, use a helmet:wink: ).

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