Ok, I have this problem I've been working on forever, but can't figure out the last part of the question.
A block of mass m1 = 2 kg and a block of mass m2 = 3 kg are tied together and are pulled from rest across the floor by a force of P = 30 N. The coefficient of friction of the blocks with the floor is µ = 0.1.
First it asked what the acceleration of the two blocks were, and I figured that out to be 5.02 m/s ^2 . Then the second part asks what is the tension of the string between the two blocks. This is where my trouble begins.
I know that [/SIZE]Fnet = T on m1, unless I'm mistakenly not counting the friction. However, with the force of 30 N to the right and 4.9 N of friction to the left in the system, that is not accounted for in the Fnet of 10.04 N for m1 and 15.06 for m2 that I obtained. If T is the only force on m1, wouldn't T = 10.04 N ?? Please help!
A block of mass m1 = 2 kg and a block of mass m2 = 3 kg are tied together and are pulled from rest across the floor by a force of P = 30 N. The coefficient of friction of the blocks with the floor is µ = 0.1.
First it asked what the acceleration of the two blocks were, and I figured that out to be 5.02 m/s ^2 . Then the second part asks what is the tension of the string between the two blocks. This is where my trouble begins.
I know that [/SIZE]Fnet = T on m1, unless I'm mistakenly not counting the friction. However, with the force of 30 N to the right and 4.9 N of friction to the left in the system, that is not accounted for in the Fnet of 10.04 N for m1 and 15.06 for m2 that I obtained. If T is the only force on m1, wouldn't T = 10.04 N ?? Please help!
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