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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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A 70 kg tightrope walker stands at the center of a rope. The rope supports are 10 m apart and the rope sags 100 at each end. The tightrope walker crouches down, then leaps straight up with an acceleration of 8.0 m/s2 to catch a passing trapeze. What is the tension in the rope as he jumps?

The tension in the rope as the tightrope walker jumps is

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Given information

mass of the tightrope walker

The rope distance

The acceleration of the tightrope walker to pass the catching trapeze

The rope inclination

Step 2: Explanation.

Free body Diagram for the given information is

From the above figure,

we get

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