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I'm just starting to get my head around the concepts of Tension and Force but I'm stuck on this question, I was wondering if anyone could help me out?
Q: 3 identical blocks connected by ideal strings are being pulled along a horizontal frictionless surface by a horizontal force F. The magnitude of the tension in the string between blocks B and C is T. Assume that each block has mass m.
i> What is the magnitude of the force? (Expressed in terms of T)
ii> What is the magnitude of the accleration of the three blocks (in terms of m and F)?
I worked out the acceleration on block B (T/(2*m)) but don't know what to do next. I'd really appreciate any help with this.
Q: 3 identical blocks connected by ideal strings are being pulled along a horizontal frictionless surface by a horizontal force F. The magnitude of the tension in the string between blocks B and C is T. Assume that each block has mass m.
i> What is the magnitude of the force? (Expressed in terms of T)
ii> What is the magnitude of the accleration of the three blocks (in terms of m and F)?
I worked out the acceleration on block B (T/(2*m)) but don't know what to do next. I'd really appreciate any help with this.
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