Tension

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Tension

Tension is the force (pulling or stretching) acting on a material.

Tension Formula

\(T =   W + ma \)          \( tension  \;=\;   weight \;+\;  mass \;\;x\;\; acceleration \)

\(T =   mg + ma \)          \( tension  \;=\;   mass \;\;x\;\; acceleration \; due \; to \; gravity  \;+\; mass \;\;x\;\; acceleration \)

Where:

\(T\) = tension

\(W\) = weight

\(m\) = mass

\(a\) = acceleration

\(g\) = acceleration due to gravity

 

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