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Acceleration and magnitude of contact force

  1. Feb 9, 2010 #1
    Two blocks of masses m1 = 4.00 kg and m2 = 3.00 kg are placed in contact with each
    other on a frictionless horizontal surface. A constant force F = 9.00 N is applied to the
    block of mass m1. a) Determine the magnitude of the acceleration of the two-block
    system. b) Determine the magnitude of the contact force between the two blocks.
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Feb 9, 2010 #2


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    You haven't put anything in sections 2 or 3 of the template.

    Hint for part a) what does Newton's 2nd Law say about the acceleration of the system?
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