(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A block of mass 2.6 kg (M1) lies on a frictionless surface. Its connected by a massless pulley and string hanging over the edge of the surface of 3.17 kg (M2). Calculate the acceleration of M1(part 1). calculate the tension in the cord(part 2). the cord is massless/weightless/unstretchable, theres no friction or rotational inertia in the pulley.

2. Relevant equations

F=ma

3. The attempt at a solution

I think the pulley transfers the vertical Fg 9.8 x 3.17 to be horizontally pulling on M1. What I'm mostly unsure of is how/if gravity/normal force/the mass of m1 affects it without friction.

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# Masses connected by a pulley on a frictionless surface

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