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Unformatted text preview: φ is 20.0°. a) What is the tension in the cable? The ball is in static equilibrium. Hence the net torque acting on the ball is zero. We choose our rotational axis at the contact point between the ball and slope. The balance of torques equation yields -Tcos φ R + Mgsin θ R = 0 ⇒ T = Mgsin /cos = 369 N b) What is the normal force on the sphere from the slope? Since the ball is in equilibrium, the net force exerted on the ball is zero. The balance of forces equation in the horizontal direction leads to Tcos(-) – Nsin = 0 ⇒N=Tcos(θ-φ)/ sin = 473 N...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PHY 2048 taught by Professor Field during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '08