Newton's Second Law Equation:
(a) Forces acting on the bucket:
6 kg bucket of water is being pulled straight up by a string at a constant speed. I determined that the tension on the string was
F = ma
F = (6kg * 9.8 m/s2)
F = 58.8 N.
(a) At a certain point, the speed of the bucket begins to change. The bucket now has an upward constant acceleration of magnitude 3 m/s2. What is the tension in the rope now?
(b) Now assume that the bucket has a downward acceleration, with a constant acceleration of magnitude 3 m/s2. What is the tension in the rope?