what is tension of a string?

148 Points
13 years ago

Dear sanket

If you hold a length of string taut between your hands, any force that you exert on one end of the string is transmitted through the string to the other hand. This "force" transmitted by the string is called the tension in the string. How does the tension in different parts of the string compare?

Suppose you hang a 5 Newton weight from a string, and hold the other end of the string in your hand. If the weight (and the string and your hand) is at rest, then the weight exerts a 5 Newton downward force on the lower end of the string, and you exert a 5 Newton upward force on the upper end of the string. Then the force tranmitted by the string is 5 N.so 5N  is the tension in spring.

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148 Points
13 years ago

Dear sanket sit

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If you hold a length of string taut between your hands, any force that you exert on one end of the string is transmitted through the string to the other hand. This "force" transmitted by the string is called the tension in the string. How does the tension in different parts of the string compare?

Suppose you hang a 5 Newton weight from a string, and hold the other end of the string in your hand. If the weight (and the string and your hand) is at rest, then the weight exerts a 5 Newton downward force on the lower end of the string, and you exert a 5 Newton upward force on the upper end of the string. Then the force tranmitted by the string is 5 N.so 5N  is the tension in spring.

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Regards,

148 Points
13 years ago

Dear sanket sit

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If you hold a length of string taut between your hands, any force that you exert on one end of the string is transmitted through the string to the other hand. This "force" transmitted by the string is called the tension in the string.

Suppose you hang a 5 Newton weight from a string, and hold the other end of the string in your hand. If the weight (and the string and your hand) is at rest, then the weight exerts a 5 Newton downward force on the lower end of the string, and you exert a 5 Newton upward force on the upper end of the string. Then the force tranmitted by the string is 5 N.so 5N  is the tension in spring.

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All the best sanket sit.

Regards,

148 Points
13 years ago

Dear sanket sit

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If you hold a length of string taut between your hands, any force that you exert on one end of the string is transmitted through the string to the other hand. This "force" transmitted by the string is called the tension in the string

Suppose you hang a 5 Newton weight from a string, and hold the other end of the string in your hand. If the weight (and the string and your hand) is at rest, then the weight exerts a 5 Newton downward force on the lower end of the string, and you exert a 5 Newton upward force on the upper end of the string. Then the force tranmitted by the string is 5 N.so 5N  is the tension in spring.

Please feel free to post as many doubts on our discussion forum as you can. If you find any question Difficult to understand - post it here and we will get you the answer and detailed solution very quickly.