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Homework Help: Load on Wheels Question

  1. Jun 14, 2007 #1

    My friend and I are doing a physics project that analyzes movie physics and we have a quick question. In Home Alone 2, the kid ties a doorknob to a tool chest on wheels that is a floor up. The bad guys pull on the doorknob and the tool chest starts falling down the stairs. How would we calculate the initial velocity of the tool chest after it gets pulled by the rope?
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 14, 2007 #2
    Welcome to Physics Forums.

    Answer to your question: Is it not 0? The tool chest accelerates down he stairs.
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