Finding Force of Tension?
A string is attached to a wooden plate as shown. It exerts a 10 N force on the plate. What is tension in cartesian form?. (Fx-comp, Fy-comp, Fz-comp)
- RealProLv 72 years ago
Assuming orthogonal axes
Vector CE has x-component -4 m, z is 6 - 4cos20° m and y is 2 - 4sin20° m.
Length of rope is then L = sqrt(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)
And by triangle similarity
F_x / T = x/L
F_x = 10 N * x/L