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Double Atwood's Machine

  1. Oct 14, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    In the figure, masses m_1 and m_2 are connected by a light string A over a light, frictionless pulley B. The axle of pulley B is connected by a second light string C over a second light, frictionless pulley D to a mass m_3

    2. Relevant equations
    Pulley D is suspended from the ceiling by an attachment to its axle. The system is released from rest. In terms of m_1, m_2, m_3, and g, what are the acceleration of block m_1, m_2, m_3, pulley B ?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    See the figure at
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