Lesson: Applications of Newton’s Second Law: Two Masses Hanging from a Pulley
In this lesson, we will learn how to solve problems on the motion of a system of two bodies suspended vertically by a string passing over a smooth pulley.
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Worksheet: 25 Questions • 1 Video
Two bodies of masses 12 kg and 18 kg are attached to the ends of a light inextensible string which passes over a smooth pulley. Determine the acceleration of the system. Take .
Two masses are attached to the ends of a light inelastic string passing over a smooth pulley. Given that accelerates vertically downward at and that the acceleration due to gravity , determine .
Two bodies of masses and , where , were attached to the ends of a long light inextensible string which passed over a smooth pulley. When the system was released, the larger mass descended 371 cm in 2 seconds. Later on, a body of mass 105 g was added to the smaller body. When this system was released, the compound body descended 414 cm in 3 seconds. Calculate the mass of each of the bodies, and take .