- Homework Statement:
A mass M1 is suspended from one end of a rope which is guided over a roller A. The other end carries a second roller of mass M2 that carries a rope with the masses m1 and m2 attached to its ends. The gravitational force is acting on all masses. Calculate the acceleration of the masses m1 and m2 as well as the tension T1 to show that (look at picture)
i've tried to solve by calculating the acceleration on mass m3, but it didn't go well (perhaps my algebra isn't that good lol)... is it possible to solve using a3 ? and if not, how do i solve by calculating a1,a2,t1?
my notation: m1=m1, m2=m2, M1=m3, M2=m4, T1 = T1, T= T2
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My Attempt to solve the problem