# Problem 5-62 F, accel., and tension - Part 2 - A

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) $15 \;N$]

Accumulated Solution

$a_1 = a_2 =a$

Correct!

Therefore the FBD of m2 is:

(A)

(B)

(C)