# Tension

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Tension, abbreviated as T, is the force (pressure) acting on a material.

## Tension formulas

 $$\large{ T = W + m \; a }$$ $$\large{ T = m \; g + m \; a }$$

### Where:

 Units English Metric $$\large{ T }$$ = tension $$\large{lbf}$$ $$\large{N}$$ $$\large{ a }$$ = acceleration $$\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}$$ $$\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}$$ $$\large{ g }$$ = gravitational acceleration $$\large{ \frac{ft}{sec^2} }$$ $$\large{ \frac{m}{s^2} }$$ $$\large{ m }$$ = mass $$\large{lbm}$$ $$\large{kg}$$ $$\large{ W }$$ = weight $$\large{lbf}$$ $$\large{N}$$