A 9kg mass on a slope which is at an angle of 15 degrees is attached via a an inextensible string over a fixed, frictionless pulley to a 5kg mass. The 9kg mass is initially moving up the slope at a rate of 1.5 m/s. How far has the mass traveled when it comes to a stop and what will its velocity be when it has then slid back down the slope a distance of 3m?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 12:02 am ad1c9bdddf
Weights (mg) of the two masses act downwards as shown in the fig. Weight of the 9 kg mass has been resolved into components perpendicular and parallel to the inclined plane.
T is the tension in the string.
Net force acting on the 9 kg block ...
Mechanic principles of energy is embodied.