Let us say we have a 1KG mass that is hung from a hook on the ceiling. If we run a force probe , it shows us a value like 9.8 N. But if we hang the mass using a 5 foot (1.5 m) chain, the force probe shows a slightly higher value like 9.92N. Why is this ?
I thought of tension in the chain, versus the fact that there is no distance between the hook and the mass when it is directly hung. But in the case of the chain, there is a length factor of 5 feet. I am not sure if that is the reason the force probe is showing a higher value. If some one can please help and explain. Thanks.