University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Newton's Laws of Motion - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 123: Q4.5


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The total force vector acting on the rope is zero, because the rope is in equilibrium. However, the tension at any point in the rope isn’t zero, because the rope is being stretched taut. The magnitude of the tension is the same at both ends. Tension, and this question, are discussed on pages 118-119.
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