Prove(mathematically as well by arguments) that the tension in a rope(massive or massless) will be along the rope everywhere.
3 years ago
I didnt Know what type of proof you want But In my opinion if you take very very small element of Rope Then if rope is moving ( Say in downward direction ) Then on that element Net force is only due to tension and that must be in downward direction because it has to move in downward direction ( since rope is inextensible )
Am I missed something ?
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In any case, any situation..i.e in generality prove the above said statement
I don't think that it has any analytical Proof ! It is only based on feeling ! What do you think ?
Can anyone please solve this rigorously- @jatin yadav , @Ronak Agarwal, @Deepanshu Gupta
@David Mattingly , Please post its solution, sir.