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Acceleration proportion

  1. Aug 31, 2008 #1
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    how do i know what is the proportion between the acceleration of m1 and m2 ?

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    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008
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  3. Aug 31, 2008 #2

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    The real question is how would you think to solve it?

    Please show your work.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2008 #3
    i have nothing to show cause i dont know even how to start .
     
  5. Aug 31, 2008 #4

    LowlyPion

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    Start with what you know. That's always good advice.

    What forces are acting on M1?
    Can't you come up with expressions for those forces in terms of the angles α and β ?
     
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