posted by Hadi on .
A loaded elevator with very worn cables has a total mass of 2600 Kg , and the cables can withstand a maximum tension of 2.90×104 N .
A) Apply Newton's second law to the elevator and find the maximum upward acceleration for the elevator if the cables are not to break?
Take free fall acceleration to be g= 9.80 m/s^2 .
B)What would be the answer to part (a) if the elevator were on the moon, where free fall acceleration is gm = 1.62 m/s^2
Thank you :)
Tension max = masselevator(g + a)
solve for a.
On the moon? g is 1/6 the g of Earth.