Question: a rectangular gate shown is 4 ft wide and 8...
A rectangular gate shown is 4 ft wide and 8 ft long, and water (4 degrees Celcius) acts against the gate as shown. The gage itself weighs 3,000 lb.
a) what is the magnitude of the resultant force due to hydrostatic pressure acting on the gate?
b) What is the tension force in the cable to hold the gate in position?