Cable Tension Needed to Support Platform

A woman is standing on a platform attached on the left and supported by a cable on the right. Use sliders to change the distances from the left of the woman and the cable. Set the mass of the woman with a slider. A moment balance is done to determine the tension force in the cable that keeps the platform from rotating.

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This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Author: Rachael L. Baumann

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