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Tensions with incline

  1. Oct 12, 2005 #1
    This is the question I was given a homework assignment:

    2) Two objects are connected by a light string that passes over a frictionless pulley. Draw a Free Body Diagram of both objects. If the inclide is frictionless and if m1= 2kg, m2=6kg and angle theta=55 degrees, find:
    (a) the accelerations of the objects
    (b) the tension in the string
    (c) the speed of each object 2 sec after being released from rest.

    **my question is: is the acceleration for both objects the same, just different directions?**

    how do you incorporate the theta 55 degrees into this question?

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  3. Oct 12, 2005 #2
    Your question would be answered if you drew the free body diagram for each block separately. For example, the spherical object has a force of gravity pulling down and a tension force pulling up. Do the same for the square block and from there you can solve for each required parameter.
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