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Problem: An ascending elevator, hanging from a cable, is coming to a stop.a. Draw a free-body diagram of the object.b. Draw the vectors starting at the black dot. The location and orientation of the vectors will be graded. The exact length of your vectors will not be graded but the relative length of one to the other will be graded.

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The free-body diagram of the object is already drawn. 

The vectors have also been shown.

Tension, T is in an upward direction while the weight, w = mg is in a downward direction. 

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An ascending elevator, hanging from a cable, is coming to a stop.

a. Draw a free-body diagram of the object.

b. Draw the vectors starting at the black dot. The location and orientation of the vectors will be graded. The exact length of your vectors will not be graded but the relative length of one to the other will be graded.


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