Originally Posted by Tjalling Weideman
I invite you to walk in my shoes f or a while. I' am a Dutch civil engineer and think that my pictures of the equilibrium of forces at the end of the hammock are right.
PMFJI... TW, I believe matto was commenting on his own theory, not challenging yours. Seemed to me he was just trying to square his inuition with what you'd posted.
A little search through old posts here will uncover more than anyone in their right mind -- we engineers excepted, of course! -- would ever want to know about the force diagrams.
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