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Ithilrandir

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- Homework Statement
- Given the system shown in Fig. 5-9, consider all surfaces frictionless. If m = 150g is released when it is d = 1m above the base of M = 1650g, how long after release Δt, will m strike the base of M?

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Originally I had thought this was a normal question and simply did the normal s = (1/2)at

The right tail of M is tied to the string connecting m, and two strings connects the top of M to the pulley. I think I can do make M move in a circular fashion once m has traveled downwards a certain point, but I don't know how to formulate the in between parts.

^{2}, which got the answer of about 0.4s. The answer is however 0.9s, so I double checked the diagram.The right tail of M is tied to the string connecting m, and two strings connects the top of M to the pulley. I think I can do make M move in a circular fashion once m has traveled downwards a certain point, but I don't know how to formulate the in between parts.