1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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?

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  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.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Tensions with incline
  1. Tension and Inclines (Replies: 2)