Problem 99GP

A mountain climber of mass m hangs onto a rope to keep from sliding down a smooth, ice-covered slope (Figure). Find a formula for the tension in the rope when the slope is inclined at an angle θ above the horizontal. Check your results in the limits θ = 0 and θ = 90°.

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Solution 99GP

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To find the expression for the Tension in the rope when the slope is inclined at an angle above the horizontal and also check for the tension at and