Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 5 - Think and Explain: 54


Rope tension is discussed on page 30. The tension in the rope is 250 N. With no acceleration, each person must experience a zero net force. This can happen if each feels a horizontal frictional force of 250 N from the ground. By Newton's third law, each is pushing against the ground with a force of 250 N.
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