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This is an interactive homework problem relating to Newton's Second Law and tension force.  Two strings are attached to walls, with the left string being horizontal and the right string forming an angle q = 50° with the horizontal.  A block of known mass hangs from a ring attached to both strings.    Students must determine the tension in the left string.  A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, including conceptual analysis, free body diagrams, and quantitative calculation.  Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.

This item is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
= Interacting Objects
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Newton's Second Law, tension
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Metadata instance created January 28, 2008 by Alea Smith
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November 12, 2014 by Caroline Hall
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_two_strings).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Mass on Two Strings, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_two_strings>.
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Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Mass on Two Strings. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_two_strings
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Mass on Two Strings. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_two_strings (accessed 21 September 2020).
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Mass on Two Strings. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 21 Sep. 2020 <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_two_strings>.
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### Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Mass on Two Strings:

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