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Two blocks of masses m1=2kg and m2=5kg hang over a massless pulley as in the figure. A force F=100N acting on the axis of the pulley accelerates the system upward. Find : a) the acceleration of each block b) the tension in the string.
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Two blocks of masses m1=2kg and m2=5kg hang over a massless pulley as in the figure. A force F=100N acting on the axis of the pulley accelerates the system upward. Find : a) the acceleration of each block b) the tension in the string.
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
answer: 2 kg block accelerates 15.2 m/s^2 upward the 5 kg block accelerates .2 m/s^2 upward
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3psilonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How would this problem be done with the force acting on the axis? that is new to me
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@3psilon it just means the system is pulled by a force upwards, i guess.
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3psilonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok let me fool around with it and I'll see if I get that answer
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3psilonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So usually in an Atwell problem like this the acceleration is the same right? But I guess that force changes the acceleration of both?
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes.. acceleration of both the blocks without the force is 30/7 m/s2 .. if that could help..
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VincentLyon.FrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Actually, this problem is simpler than an Atwood machine. Since the pulley is massless, it is very easy to find the tension in the string, and the accelerations of M1 and M2.
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what about the force on the pulley?
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VincentLyon.FrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Apply N's 2nd law to the pulley.
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the pulley is massless..
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VincentLyon.FrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Makes it even easier!
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VincentLyon.FrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If a massless body is accelerating, what will be the net force on it?
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@VincentLyon.Fr what would i get after applying nlm to pulley?
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VincentLyon.FrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Tension in the string... and the problem is done.
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i'll try .. i think i got it somewhat..
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VincentLyon.FrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It is VERY easy, not joking!
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