An apparatus consisting of a wood block of density 650 kg/m^3 and mass M= 64 kg, is attached by a cable to a cement block of density 4500 kg/m^3 and mass 125 kg. The cement block rests on the sea bottom, and holds the wood block stationary above it. The sea density is 1025 kg/m^3.
Find the tension in the cable.
SEE ATTACHMENT #1 for a diagram showing all vertical forces on the wood block in terms of known parameters.
Since the block ...
The expert finds the cable tension for a stationary block. Complete with graph and explanation, the problem is solved.