Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Static Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture - Misconceptual Questions: 4

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

There are three forces acting on the ball: the weight pulling downward, the horizontal applied force F, and the tension pulling up and to the left along the direction of the cable. Applying Newton’s second law to this equilibrium case, it can be shown that the rightward applied force F is just as strong as the leftward-directed horizontal component of the tension.
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