Problem 5-62 F, accel., and tension
Two blocks are connected by a string passing over a pulley. Neglect friction and the rotation of the pulley. If the masses are \(m_1 = 3.7\;kg\) and \(m_2 = 2.7\; kg,\) determine the magnitudes of:
(a) the acceleration of the blocks
(b) the tension in the string.
[Ans. (a) \(5.7\; m/s^2\) (b) \(15\; N\)]
The accelerations of the blocks 1 and 2 are:
(B) \(a_1 > a_2\)
(C) \(a_1 < a_2\)