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Problem 13.2: Calculate supporting tensions in a suspended load
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A steel block sits on a board that is held by two strings. The strings are attached to a crossbar that is held by two ringstands on a laboratory table. Assume that all objects have uniformly distributed mass, which means that the center of mass of each object is at its geometric center. The masses are as follows: The block has a mass of 2.0 kg, the board has a mass of 0.50 kg, and the crossbar has a mass of 1.0 kg (position is given in meters). Restart.
- What is the tension in each string?
- What is the force of each ringstand on the crossbar?
Problem authored by Aaron Titus.