Physics

Question

Suspend a heavy weight by two pieces of rope. Tension is greatest when the ropes
A.) are vertical
B.) make a small angle to the vertical
C.) make a large angle to the vertical
D.) are in any position, as they each share half the weight

1 Answer

  • Assuming that the angle is the same for both ropes, then D. is the answer.  You have to consider also if the ropes are close together or far apart and if the force to move the object is in line with the ropes or perpendicular to them.