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In both cases, a free-body diagram for the elevator would look like the adjacentdiagram. Choose up to be the positive direction. To find the MAXIMUM tension,assume that the acceleration is up. Write Newton's second law for the elevator.16.mgF ="la + mg = m(a+g)-m(0.0680g+g)-(4850 kg)(1 0680)(9.80m/s2)5.08x10'NTo find the MINIMUM tension, assume that the acceleration is down. Then Newton's second lawfor the elevator becomes the following.- (4850 kg) (0.9320) (9.80m/s2)-4.43x10 N

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an elevator (mass 4850kg) is to be designed so that the max acceleration is 0.0680g. what are the max and min forces the motor should exert on the suporting cable? 

1. why did they add 1. wouldn't it just be Fn=m(a+g), which would be 4850(0.680g+ 9.8)?

In both cases, a free-body diagram for the elevator would look like the adjacent
diagram. Choose up to be the positive direction. To find the MAXIMUM tension,
assume that the acceleration is up. Write Newton's second law for the elevator.
16.
mg
F ="la + mg = m(a+g)-m(0.0680g+g)-(4850 kg)(1 0680)(9.80m/s2)
5.08x10'N
To find the MINIMUM tension, assume that the acceleration is down. Then Newton's second law
for the elevator becomes the following.
- (4850 kg) (0.9320) (9.80m/s2)-4.43x10 N
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In both cases, a free-body diagram for the elevator would look like the adjacent diagram. Choose up to be the positive direction. To find the MAXIMUM tension, assume that the acceleration is up. Write Newton's second law for the elevator. 16. mg F ="la + mg = m(a+g)-m(0.0680g+g)-(4850 kg)(1 0680)(9.80m/s2) 5.08x10'N To find the MINIMUM tension, assume that the acceleration is down. Then Newton's second law for the elevator becomes the following. - (4850 kg) (0.9320) (9.80m/s2)-4.43x10 N

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The free body diagram of elevator is given in the above figure. According to this diagram the tension and weight of th...

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