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Question: 

A steel cable is to support an elevator whose total (loaded) mass is not to exceed 3100 kg. If the maximum acceleration of the elevator is $1.8 \textrm{ m/s}^2$, calculate the diameter of cable required. Assume a safety factor of 8.0.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 

$2.7 \textrm{ cm}$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 9, Problem 56

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Chapter 9, Problem 56 is solved.

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