Jane hopes to meet Tarzan by sliding down a rope, made of nylon stockings, from her treetop home. The stockings will break if the tension in them exceeds 400 N. Jane has a mass of 60 kg. What is the maximum acceleration with which she can slide down the stocking rope?
physics - Henry, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 8:15pm
F = ma.
a = F/m = 400 / 60 = 6.67 m/s^2.