rita182 Wrote:
Jul 16, 2013 5:07 PM
No, "tension" implies two opposing forces. Try pulling a rubber band from one end. Unless you hold the other (provide an opposing force) all you do is move the band by force without putting any tension on it. It really does take two to tango. If all the force is coming from one side, then there is simply force, not tension. A tragic traffic accident results in force from one side against another, not "tension". A tragic shooting results in force from one side, not "tension".