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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Physics on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 1:26pm.

I've asked a similar qustion earlier and now I think I have drawn the correct free body diagram and go about solving the problem. The only thing is I do not know how to solve it.

a block (mass m1) on a smooth horizontal surface, connected by a thin cord that passes over a pulley to a second block (m2), which hangs vertically.

If m1 = 13.0 kg and m2 = 6.0 kg determine the acceleartion of each block. Ignore friction and the masses of the pulley and cord


ok well according to my free body diagram

acceleration of blcok one is equal to m1^-1 Ft = a

for block 2 acceleration = m2^-1(Ft + Fg)

I do not see how to solve for the acceleration of each block only knowing this and given only the masses of each block.

Please Help!

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