Forces In Equilibrium

# Forces In Equilibrium - Forces In Equilibrium October 15,...

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Forces In Equilibrium October 15, 2009 Performed by: Adam Edison, Zack Schindler, and Tamzid Mafiz TA: Barun Dhar 1301_500 I. Statement The goal of the lab was to determine how the sag of a canopy walkway is affected by the mass of a person walking across the bridge, the equipment, and the two supporting weights on both sides of the canopy walkway. The physics involved in the problem is tension and gravity. II. Data and Predicted Equations The experiment was set up using a strings with going between two pulleys, under each pulley there was a mass attached to the string and in-between them there was another mass attached to the string We used a measure to measure L and the increase h. In order to find the height (h) in which the middle mass (mb) will rise we used the triangle formed between the pulley and mb, also we used the length (L) between masses a and c. This gave us the expression, h= L/2 tan θ . Since the ma and mc were equal in mass, the tension in ropes holding the masses in place were equal, but opposite to the

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## This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course LAW 4328 taught by Professor Yang during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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