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Tension and Friction problem, i need help!

  1. Nov 16, 2003 #1
    I need help with this problem using simple physics. Thanks :).



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    Last edited: Nov 16, 2003
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  3. Nov 16, 2003 #2

    Doc Al

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    Well, how far did you get? Show us your work and you'll get some help.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2003 #3
    Ok i have work but i my computer isn't recognizing my scanner anymore hold on
     
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  6. Nov 16, 2003 #5
    I didn't check through all your algebra, but you did set it up right: all of the equations for the net forces are correct, so it's just a matter of algebraically solving them.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2003 #6

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    I agree with Ambitwistor: you set up the force equations for each body correctly. The equation for the first body is solved correctly (T1= 78N). But I don't see how you went on to solve for μ and T2. I suspect an error there.
     
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