The iron crossClassical Mechanics Level 1
Gymnasts can do all sorts of ridiculous tricks on various equipment. In the rings event, the gymnast is supported by two rings attached by cords to the ceiling.
If a gymnast has a mass of 75 kg and is motionless on the rings, what is the tension in each cord?
Details and assumptions
- The acceleration of gravity is \(-9.8 m/s^2\).
- You may assume the cords are perfectly vertical.