How will you calculate tension now?

Classical Mechanics Level 5

Four rods having uniform mass distribution, each of weight \(w\), are used to make the sides of a square frame. In this frame, one of the diagonal is a light rod. This frame is hung from a vertex such that the frame lies in the vertical plane and the light rod is horizontal.

Now, at each of the other three vertices, identical blocks of weight \(w\) are hung.

Find the tension in the light rod (in Newtons (\(N\))) if the shape of the assembly doesn't vary.

Give your answer to 3 decimal places.

Take \(w=1\, N\).

Note: The tension along each of the rods having mass is a not a constant.


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