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furorceltica
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A small smooth ring R of mass 0.1 kg is threaded on a light string. The ends of the string are fastened to two fixed points A and B. The ring hangs in equilibrium with the part AR of the string inclined at 40° to the horizontal, as shown in the diagram. Show that the part RB of the string is also inclined at 40° to the horizontal and find the tension in the string.
I have no difficulties with the second question, namely finding the tension in the string, but although it seems obvious to me that RB should be inclined at 40° to the horizontal, I’m at a loss to prove why in the most coherent way possible. I would be grateful for an outline on how to prove this concisely and effectively. Cheers
I have no difficulties with the second question, namely finding the tension in the string, but although it seems obvious to me that RB should be inclined at 40° to the horizontal, I’m at a loss to prove why in the most coherent way possible. I would be grateful for an outline on how to prove this concisely and effectively. Cheers
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