A 600-ft-long aerial tramway cable having a weight per unit length of 3.0 lb/ft is suspended between two points at the same elevation. Knowing that the sag is 150 ft, find (a) the horizontal distance between the supports, (b) the maximum tension in the cable.

PY 205 Week 3 Notes Chapter 4 and 5 Newton’s Laws 1. Velocities don’t change unless a net force acts upon it (qualitative) 2. The acceleration of a body is directly proportional to the net force acted on it (quantitative) a. Fnet = (mass)(acceleration) 3. Forces occur between two objects – if A exerts a force on B then B exerts a negative force on A. a. Fnet = Fxi +Fyj + Fzk b. The sum of all the forces on x = ma(x) c. The sum of all the force on y = ma(y) Applications of Newton’s laws - Kinetic motion - sliding friction - The force acts opposite to the direction of the object’s velocity - Normal force = shows that the friction force is approximately proportional to the normal force – the