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Homework Help: Three Blocks

  1. Oct 7, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Three blocks on a frictionless surface are connected by massless strings, with M1 = 1.10 kg, M2 = 2.40 kg, and M3 = 3.60 kg. Due to the force F acting on M3, as shown, the system accelerates to the right. Given that T1 is 2.10 N, calculate T2


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Not quite sure how to start this one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 7, 2009 #2
    Label all the forces acting on all three of the blocks. Then do the usual net force equation. See where this gets you.
  4. Oct 9, 2009 #3
    Yep, that makes sense and I got it right. Thanks for your help.
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