## An early submersible craft for deep-sea exploration was raised and lowered by a cable from a ship. When the craft was stationary, the tensio

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An early submersible craft for deep-sea exploration was raised and lowered by a cable from a ship. When the craft was stationary, the tension in the cable was 6500 N. When the craft was lowered or raised at a steady rate, the motion through the water added an 1800 N drag force. Part A

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The tension in the cable when the craft was being lowered to the seafloor is 4700 N.

Explanation:

Given that,

When the craft was stationary, the tension in the cable was 6500 N.

When the craft was lowered or raised at a steady rate, the motion through the water added an 1800 N.

The drag force of 1800 N will act in the upward direction. As it was lowered or raised at a steady rate, so its acceleration is 0. As a result, net force is 0. So,

T + F = W

Here, T is tension

F = 1800 N

W = 6500 N

Tension becomes :

So, the tension in the cable when the craft was being lowered to the seafloor is 4700 N.