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Understanding the concept of tension

  1. Oct 17, 2010 #1
    This is a general question about tension.

    Two mass m1 (10kg) and m2 (15kg) are pulled with a pulling force of 50N.

    It was explained to me that the tension in mass 1 acts to the right and the tension in mass 2 acts to the left, why??
    If they are being pulled in the same direction(to the right) then why isn't the tension acting to the right for both masses??
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  3. Oct 18, 2010 #2
    how are the blocks placed? and how is the string(rope etc) connected?
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