# Homework Help: What is wrong with this equation ?

1. Sep 8, 2010

### ManishR

A block of mass m1 ϭ 2.00 kg and a block of mass
m 2 ϭ 6.00 kg are connected by a massless string over a pul-
ley in the shape of a solid disk having radius R ϭ 0.250 m
and mass M ϭ 10.0 kg. These blocks are allowed to move
on a fixed block-wedge of angle ␪ ϭ 30.0° as in Figure
P10.37. The coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.360 for both
blocks. Draw free-body diagrams of both blocks and of the
pulley. Determine (a) the acceleration of the two blocks
and (b) the tensions in the string on both sides of the
pulley.

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(m1 + m2)a = m2gSin30 - $$\mu$$m1g - $$\mu$$m2gcos30

what is wrong with this equation ?

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2. Sep 9, 2010

### Petr Mugver

You neglect the momentum of inertia of the pulley.