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User avatar #24 - sinonyx (08/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
weight in buckets is greater than weight of table


and i genius physicist yet?
#5 - ninjabadger ONLINE (08/02/2014) [-]
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#34 - ritzrules (08/02/2014) [+] (6 replies)
Table is supported by tension in the cables created by the weight of the buckets. Buckets are held up by natural force exerted by the table. Total tension equals combined mass of all 4 buckets times acceleration of gravity, which all equals natural force of table acting on all buckets. Net force is equal to 0 newtons.   
   
This isn't 			*******		 physics. Physics hasn't even made it to second base with Tumblr in this picture. Hasn't even taken it out to dinner. Forces 			************		 do you speak them.
Table is supported by tension in the cables created by the weight of the buckets. Buckets are held up by natural force exerted by the table. Total tension equals combined mass of all 4 buckets times acceleration of gravity, which all equals natural force of table acting on all buckets. Net force is equal to 0 newtons.

This isn't ******* physics. Physics hasn't even made it to second base with Tumblr in this picture. Hasn't even taken it out to dinner. Forces ************ do you speak them.
#7 - Absolute Madman (08/02/2014) [+] (14 replies)
Notice how the strings are taught with weight. What you're witnessing is equilibrium; the weight of the table is being suspended by the greater force of the buckets resting on top, with the strings serving as the counter balance.
>But how 2 science?
Imagine that the buckets are in fact, NOT resting on the table. Instead, they are hanging to the sides. The table would rise and the buckets would fall, until one reached the ceiling or one reached the floor. They are both trying to fall down, but the buckets are heavier than the table, and the table is connected via pulley to the buckets. So what's it doing? The heavier buckets are raising the table to meet... the bottom of the buckets. An artificial ceiling. The buckets and the table are both hindering their own progress by simply being in the way of each other.
#8 to #7 - jowiman (08/02/2014) [-]
So it's a table held up by the buckets resting on it.

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#58 - lolpwn ONLINE (08/02/2014) [+] (3 replies)
hope im right
#42 - kristovsky ONLINE (08/02/2014) [-]
for anyone confused, think of it this way:

1) the table lays on the floor, connected to the strings which are in turn connected to the buckets

2) each bucket is being held up in place by someone, so each line is slack.

3) each person releases the buckets at the same time. Newton intensifies.

4) as the buckets fall under gravity, the table, which is connected to the strings, is being pulled up by those strings. so, the table is being pulled up due to the force of tension by the strings.

5) the buckets then each meet the surface of the table, and the force of tension, which is equal to the force of gravity in this system, means that the opposing forces of the buckets and the table cause on equilibrium in the position stated in the picture.

6) considering that the table must rise to the buckets, and the force of tension causing the table to rise is equal to that of the combined gravitational downward force of the buckets, the force needed to be overcome for this equilibrium to be possible is the downward force of gravity on the table. As such this will work so long as the total mass of the 4 buckets exceeds the mass of the table.
User avatar #77 - OsamaBinLadenz (08/02/2014) [-]
I'm gonna be IP blocked from downvoting your posts for being tumblr reposts again today, aren't I?
User avatar #57 - fegut (08/02/2014) [-]
Selfish if you ask me, they should both set aside their differences and learn to coexist together without getting in the way of one another.
User avatar #50 - thetruemexcalibur (08/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
NO ONE LIKES YOU,APPLECOPY.
User avatar #32 - PVTDickStryker (08/02/2014) [-]
The buckets are weights holding up the table with the string and pulleys. If you think this is some feat in engineering, you're either ridiculously easy to impress or cognitively impaired.
User avatar #26 - nanako (08/02/2014) [-]
For those who seem to have completely missed the point, the thing that's supposed to be impressive here is that the buckets are on the table. The strings are NOT holding these items up

the strings are a fulcrim
#68 - Absolute Madman (08/02/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Seriously, this is retarded. The table is held up by the SCREWS ATTACHED TO THE ROPES in the center. If you put the buckets on the floor, the table will still be "held up, just slightly higher. The table is just stopping the buckets from hitting the floor, with them equalizing weight on the corners so none fall off. They're in no way "holding it up", the screws that are SCREWED INTO the table, attached to the ropes, are doing that. I don't understand why this is interesting. Because it's not tipping? Has no one built a tower out of Dominos or Jenga pieces? Am I the only one that isn't amused by this at all? What the **** ...
User avatar #74 to #68 - tacolishous ONLINE (08/02/2014) [-]
No, it's like a pulley. The weight of the buckets pulls the table up, and then they rest on it. Gravity is still trying to pull them down, but it can't because the same force is pulling the table up.

To say it differently, the force of gravity pulling the buckets down is being counteracted by the forced pulling up the table, the buckets being pulled down by gravity. I feel like i didn't explain that well, but I hope you can understand.
#53 - Absolute Madman (08/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
there's rocks in the buckets.
User avatar #64 to #53 - vatra (08/02/2014) [-]
I don't recall anyone claiming that the buckets were empty. The four buckets would need to equal the weight of the slab of wood so, yes, there is something in them.
User avatar #46 - fkelly (08/02/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Im not sure what's impressive about this. Someone pls explain
User avatar #59 to #56 - alphanet (08/02/2014) [-]
Well as I see it it's the concept that is amusing/weird/strange for the everyday person, theconcept beeing soething held up by the same thing resting on it/bythe same thing that is weighing it down. If you look at it like that and not think of it as a physicist (sorry if I spelled that wrong) it can be confusing. But the moment you think about it like one and understand it youre like "oh, that's it...that isn't even hard to do.." or soething on the lines of that.
Hope this helps!
User avatar #14 - imakejewburgers (08/02/2014) [-]
I think it's more the buckets being held up by the table. It's pretty much both of them doing the same thing to each other in opposite directions, but the buckets are the ones that would fall if they weren't impeding each other.
#2 - meunlu ONLINE (08/02/2014) [+] (2 replies)
tumblr cant fathom the notion that there may be something in the buckets or that the buckets could have been glued to the table so they would be help up by only the strings
User avatar #33 to #2 - donatelo (08/02/2014) [-]
are you ******* retarded.....no one there is questioning as to how it works....you are guided by confirmation bias just to hate on tumblr.
#63 - baitdoesnttalkback (08/02/2014) [-]
whats the problem? its connected to the table and bucket with a lever? how is this front page?
User avatar #10 - retardeddinosaur (08/02/2014) [-]
can we get the picture without the cancer?
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