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"A 5N weight is attached by a string to the ceiling of a train carriage. As the train accelerates out of a station along a horizontal track the string makes an angle of 6 degrees to the vertical."

A) What force causes the weight to accelerate?

B) Resolve the forces on the weight vertically to find the tension in the string

C) find the acceleration of the train.

Please help me I'm totally stuck
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(Original post by DankoMan)
"A 5N weight is attached by a string to the ceiling of a train carriage. As the train accelerates out of a station along a horizontal track the string makes an angle of 6 degrees to the vertical."

A) What force causes the weight to accelerate?

B) Resolve the forces on the weight vertically to find the tension in the string

C) find the acceleration of the train.

Please help me I'm totally stuck
Well, there is only one force acting on the particle other than its weight. What is it? That’s your answer to (a)
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Is it the tension in the string
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Is it the tension in the string
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