Physics (Wave Force)
posted by Anonymous on .
An archer must exert a force of 445 N on the bowstring shown in Figure (a) such that the string makes an angle of è = 34.0° with the vertical.
(a) Determine the tension in the bowstring.
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My answer was 420.525, but it is within 10% of the correct value.
I used Newton's 2nd Law and derived @:
T=445/2sin(34)
***Please help! What am I doing wrong?

Your formula is correct but should yield 398 N for the tension. You made a computational error somewhere.
Also, it is simply a statement of force equilibrium, not Newton's second law. Finally, it has nothing to do with Waves, as your subject title implies. 
Yes, 2 T sin 34 = F = 445
T = 445 /(2 sin 34)
T = 398 N
Your calculator does not agree with mine. 
Thank you so much!