Newton's Law, tension, blocks, pulleys at an angle, friction


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Nov20-11, 05:42 PM
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Hi all,
I'm really stumped at this question five of my assignment. Could anyone please give me some help? I don't even know where to start.

Thanks
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Nov20-11, 06:03 PM
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Start by drawing yourself free body diagrams for each mass. Apply Newton's 2nd law to each.

(The peg can be thought of as a pulley, if that helps.)
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Nov20-11, 07:08 PM
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Thanks Doc Al, I'll try that and see how I go


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