Physics Practice Problems Systems of Objects: Basic Practice Problems Solution: A hammer is hanging by a light rope from the ceili...

Solution: A hammer is hanging by a light rope from the ceiling of a bus. The ceiling is parallel to the roadway. The bus is traveling in a straight line on a horizontal street. You observe that the hammer hangs at rest with respect to the bus when the angle between the rope and the ceiling of the bus is 61.0°. What is the acceleration of the bus?

Problem

A hammer is hanging by a light rope from the ceiling of a bus. The ceiling is parallel to the roadway. The bus is traveling in a straight line on a horizontal street. You observe that the hammer hangs at rest with respect to the bus when the angle between the rope and the ceiling of the bus is 61.0°. What is the acceleration of the bus?