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Box on a table connected by cable(dynamic)

  1. Feb 21, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A box on a friction less table is connected by a cable to a second, hanging 10.0kg box. The cable has no mass, does not stretch and the pulley is friction less
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    m2 accelerates 2.0m/s/s downwards

    2. Relevant equations
    F= ma


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Fnet=m1a
    T= M1a

    Fnet=m2a
    Fg-T = m2a

    Is the acceleration for both equation the same, 2.0m/s/s?
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2013 #2

    rl.bhat

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    Yes. Two masses are connected by a single cable. Hence they mast have the same acceleration.
     
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