Tension and Pulleys

Tension and Pulleys - Just as we assumed the ropes to be...

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Tension and Pulleys The dynamics of a single rope used to transmit force is clearly quite simple: the rope just transmits an applied force. When pulleys are used in addition to ropes, however, more complicated situations can arise. In a dynamical sense, pulleys simply act to change the direction of the rope; they do not change the magnitude of the forces on the rope.
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Unformatted text preview: Just as we assumed the ropes to be massless, we will similarly assume that the pulleys we work with are massless and frictionless, unless told otherwise. The simplest case involving a pulley involves a block being lifted by another block connected to a rope: The Tension in a Rope and Pulley System...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHYSICS 010 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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