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Problem:

Two identical blocks are tied together with a string and placed along the same radius of a turntable that is spinning about its center. The inner block is 4 cm from the center and the outer block is 5 cm from the center. The coefficient of static friction between the turntable and the blocks is µs = 0.74, and the string is taut.

a) What is the maximum angular frequency such that neither block slides?

b) Now suppose that the blocks each have a mass m = 35 g. For the value of w you just found, what is the tension in the string?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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# Homework Help: Blocks On A Turn Table

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