Problem: The ultimate tensile strength for nylon is 5.00×108 N/m2.1. What is the maximum tension possible in a 1.67-mm-diameter nylon tennis racket string?2. If you want tighter strings, what do you do to prevent breakage: use thinner or thicker strings?a) use thinner stringsb) use thicker strings

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Tensile strength:

σ=FA

(1)

A = πr2 = π(1.67mm/2)2(1m/1000mm)2 = 2.39445π × 10-6 m2 

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The ultimate tensile strength for nylon is 5.00×10N/m2.

1. What is the maximum tension possible in a 1.67-mm-diameter nylon tennis racket string?

2. If you want tighter strings, what do you do to prevent breakage: use thinner or thicker strings?

a) use thinner strings

b) use thicker strings


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