Physics - Newtons laws

posted by .

A block (mass m1 = 8kg) is moving on an inclined plane, coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.45, whose angle is 30degrees. This block is connected to a second block (mass m2 = 22kg) by a cord that passes over a small frictionless pulley. Find the acceleration of each block and the tension in the cord.

  • Physics - Newtons laws -

    Write separate equations of motion for each block and solve for the two unknowns: acceleration a and rope tension T, which are the same for both masses.

    Uk = 0.45; other symbols obvious.

    T - m1*g*sin30 -m1*g*cos30*Uk
    = m1*a
    m2*g -T = m2*a

    Add the equations to eliminate T and solve for a.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    This is the info for the problem: A block of mass M1 = 160.0 kg sits on an inclined plane and is connected to a bucket with a massless string over a massless and frictionless pulley. The coefficient of static friction between the block …
  2. Physics

    A block P of mass 2.75 kg is lying on a rough inclined plane of angle è=0.87 radians. Block P is attached via a model string that passes over a model pulley to a second block Q of unknown mass M kg hanging vertically. The coefficient …
  3. physical

    A block with mass m1 on a plane inclined at angle ƒÑ to the horizontal is connected to a second hanging block with mass m2 by a cord passing over a small, frictionless pulley, as shown. The coefficient of static friction is Us ƒÝ …
  4. Physics

    A block with mass m1 on a plane inclined at angle  to the horizontal is connected to a second hanging block with mass m2 by a cord passing over a small, frictionless pulley, as shown. The coefficient of static friction is us …
  5. physics

    Block 1, of mass1 = 0.550kg , is connected over an ideal (massless and frictionless) pulley to block 2, of mass2 , as shown. For an angle of = 30.0 and a coefficient of kinetic friction between block 2 and the plane of = 0.300mu(kinetic …
  6. Physics

    Block 1, of mass m1 = 0.650kg , is connected over an ideal (massless and frictionless) pulley to block 2, of mass m2, as shown. For an angle of θ = 30.0∘ and a coefficient of kinetic friction between block 2 and the plane …
  7. physics

    A block of mass m is initially at rest at the top of an inclined plane with a height = 4.4 m which makes and angle of θ = 17 degrees with respect to the horizontal. It is observed to be traveling at v = 0.2 m/s a distance d after …
  8. physics

    Two blocks are connected by a string over a frictionless, massless pulley such that one is resting on an inclined plane and the other is hanging over the top edge of the plane. The inclined plane is inclined at an angle of 37 degrees. …
  9. Physics

    The blocks A and B are connected by a piece of spring. Block B rests on an inclined plane of 40° and block A hangs vertically. The coefficient of kinetic friction between block A and the inclined plane is 0.29. Calculate the acceleration …
  10. Physics

    A wooden block of mass 9 kg is at rest on an inclined plane sloped at an angle theta from the horizontal. The block is located 5 m from the bottom of the plane. A) Find the frictional force for theta = 20 B)If the angle is increased …

More Similar Questions