Two blocks are positioned as shown below. block A has a mass of 15 kg and hangs on one end of a cable that passes over a frictionless and massless pulley. The other end of the pulley is attatched to block B which has a mass of 10 kg. Block B rests on an incline which has an angle of inclination of 30 degrees.
Assuming the system is released from rest, what will be the acceleration of block B?
Physics - drwls, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 1:50am
Write equations of motion for Masses A and B separately, with the cable tension T acting on both.
They both accelerate at the same rate, a.
Solve the two equations in two unknowns.