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Homework Help: Newton Laws Problem (Kleppner & Kolenkow 2.14

  1. Sep 20, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    2. Relevant equations
    F = m*a

    3. The attempt at a solution
    M_c * g - T = M_c * a_c
    M_a * a_a = T/2
    M_b * a_b = T/2

    I have how to combine these equations to give me an answer for each acceleration. There is a solution http://physics141.uchicago.edu/2002/hw2.pdf" [Broken], but I do not understand how it is set up and why it is so different from my setup.
     
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