# Tensions with incline

1. Oct 12, 2005

### physixnot4me

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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2. Oct 12, 2005

### whozum

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.