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Magnitude of force question? Chain link

  1. Sep 29, 2011 #1
    A chain consisting of five links, each of mass 0.1 kg, is lifted vertically with a constant acceleration of a = 2.5 m/s2. Find the magnitude of
    (a)the force on link 1 from link 2
    (b)the force on link 2 from link 3
    (c)the force on link 3 from link 4
    (d)the force on link 4 from link 5

    I have no idea where to start it from.....can anyone help me out in this problem ?
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  3. Sep 29, 2011 #2


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    Make a picture and draw all forces acting on the individual links.

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