From the Talking Teaching series of Meet your academic videos, Dr Andrew Casey of the Department of Physics talks about how cutting edge research underpins teaching at Royal Holloway, University of London, creating an inspiring learning community for our students.
A clothesline is tied between two poles, 8 m apart. The line is quite taut and has negligible sag. When a wet shirt with a mass of 0.8 kg is hung at the middle of the line, the midpoint is pulled down 8 cm. Find the tension in each half of the clothesline.