lacey asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 5 months ago

What is the tension essentially? Force, pressure, distance, speed, mass, or acceleration?

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  • 5 months ago

    Tension is having to speak to your wife, that's pressure, it can also be force

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  • goring
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Tension is something that is being stretched.if a rope is anchored and we try to stretch it from the other end we need to push with our feet as we hold it. Hence there is no pull without a push. The amount of energy used during the stretch is proportional to the power applied and the time we use.

    Power is defined as the product of the force and how fast the force is made to move.

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  • 5 months ago

    A stretched rope (wire, bar, stick, etc) is under tension throughout its length and is often considered to exert the same magnitude of FORCE on the objects to which it is attached at each end. (If the rope is vertical, you may need to consider the weight of the rope itself.)

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  • oubaas
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    tension is a force measured in N or lb force

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  • Dixon
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    5 months ago

    force .

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  • Todd
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    5 months ago

    Force. The only thing to consider is how the object might change physical shape, which is dynamics. Tension is usually considered static.. So, that leaves out acceleration, distance, speed, mass. Those are all orthogonal.

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  • 5 months ago

    Tension is the internal force in an object which tries to prevent the object being stretched.

    Short video explaining in more detail in the link.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Force

    If you pull on the two ends of a bar, you are creating tension in the bar, it is the force that is opposing the force you are applying to pull the bar apart.

    If you push on the two ends of a bar, you are creating compression in the bar. It's the same in tension, just the opposite direction and is opposing your attempt to crush the bar.

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  • 5 months ago

    tension is force, and has units of Newtons (or pounds-force)

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