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An Atwood's machine consists of two masses, m1 and m2, connected by a string that passes over a pulley.

If the pulley is a disk of radius R and mass M, find the acceleration of the masses.

Express your answers in terms of variables m1,m2, M, R, and appropriate constants

2. Relevant equations

T-mg=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

a=-g/(1+I/(m1+m2)R^2

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3. The attempt at a solution

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