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Torque and equil

  1. Nov 5, 2009 #1
    Hanging mass.
    A string of negligible mass and length L (see Fig. 1) has its ends xed at points A and B, with point
    B displaced horizontally from A by a distance w < L, and vertically by a distance h <
    mass m, hung from a small frictionless pulley, is allowed to move freely along the string until it comes
    to equilibrium, the pulley located a horizontal distance x to the right of A and vertical distance y below
    point A.
     What are the angles 1 and 2 at equilibrium?
     What are the values of x and y at equilibrium?
     What are the lengths of string segments L1 and L2 at equilibrium? (L1 + L2 = L)
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