# Equilibrium and Gravity

• Nov 25th 2009, 02:10 PM
jddery
Equilibrium and Gravity
Consider the diagram shown below of a flagpole of length, h. The flag is blowing in the wind exerting a force, F, horizontally on the flagpole a distance of 0.8h above the ground. The flagpole itself is hinged at the bottom and is kept upright by a light, inextensible guide rope that makes an angle to the horizontal. What is the tension, T, in the guide rope?

[Enter the variable θ using the string 'theta' (no quotes).]

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• Nov 26th 2009, 12:39 PM
qmech
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• Nov 26th 2009, 03:51 PM
jddery
Equilibrium and Gravity
Consider the diagram shown below of a flagpole of length, h. The flag is blowing in the wind exerting a force, F, horizontally on the flagpole a distance of 0.8h above the ground. The flagpole itself is hinged at the bottom and is kept upright by a light, inextensible guide rope that makes an angle to the horizontal. What is the tension, T, in the guide rope?

[Enter the variable θ using the string 'theta' (no
/Users/justindery/Desktop/equilibrium-flagpole.png
• Nov 27th 2009, 04:16 AM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by jddery
Consider the diagram shown below of a flagpole of length, h. The flag is blowing in the wind exerting a force, F, horizontally on the flagpole a distance of 0.8h above the ground. The flagpole itself is hinged at the bottom and is kept upright by a light, inextensible guide rope that makes an angle to the horizontal. What is the tension, T, in the guide rope?

[Enter the variable θ using the string 'theta' (no
/Users/justindery/Desktop/equilibrium-flagpole.png

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