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Force Problem help

  1. Oct 10, 2006 #1

    Three objects are connected by light strings as shown in Figure P4.62. The string connecting the m1 = 4.00 kg mass and the m2 = 4.00 kg mass passes over a light frictionless pulley.

    Figure P4.62

    (a) Determine the acceleration of each mass. m/s2 (magnitude)

    (b) Determine the tension in the two strings.
    string between m1 and m2 N
    string between m2 and the 3.00 kg mass N

    I try and try but still dont get it right. Please help
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  3. Oct 10, 2006 #2


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    Draw a free body diagram for each object that moves in the problem. You will have three different tensions to deal with. Come back when you have three equations from applying Newtons second law to each object. If you can, solve them yourself.
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