Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Force and Motion - Exercises and Problems: 27

Answer

There are two forces acting on the beam. The force of gravity points straight down. The tension force from the crane's cable points straight up. Because the beam is being lowered at a stead speed, the tension force and the force of gravity have the same magnitude. Note that the rectangle in the free body diagram represents the beam.
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Work Step by Step

There are two forces acting on the beam. The force of gravity points straight down. The tension force from the crane's cable points straight up. Because the beam is being lowered at a stead speed, the tension force and the force of gravity have the same magnitude. Note that the rectangle in the free body diagram represents the beam.
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