Weight Suspended by Two Cables

This simulation calculates the tension forces in two cables that support a weight. Select equal cable lengths and the tension is the same in each cable; the tension changes as a slider changes the angle between the cables. Select unequal cable lengths and the tension in the cables is different. Changing the angle of each cable to the horizontal with a slider changes the cable length. Change the mass of the ball with a slider.

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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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