Mass Supported by Tension of Two Symmetric Wires

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This Demonstration shows the force required to hold up an object connected to two supporting wires against the force of gravity. The mass is supported by the tension of the wires. Try increasing the angle to see how the force to hold up the mass varies.

Contributed by: Brent Perreault (November 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



For more information, see Tension (physics).

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