I have a length of string and I want to know the maximum tension the string can support. I tie one end of the string to the ceiling and the other end to a glass of mass 100 g. The glass is cylindrical, with a cross-sectional radius of 4 cm and a height of 15 cm. I fill the glass with water (density of 1 g/cm3) and discover that the string breaks when the glass is 2/3 full. What is the maximum tension in N the string can support?
closed as too localized by John Rennie, Waffle's Crazy Peanut, Manishearth♦ Apr 17 '13 at 10:08
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