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Three objects are connected on an inclined table as shown in the diagram below. The objects have masses 8.0 kg, 4.0 kg and 2.0 kg as shown, and the pulleys are frictionless. The tabletop is rough, with a coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.47, and makes an angle of 20.0Â° with the horizontal.

a.free body diagram

b. Determine the acceleration and direction of motion of the system.

c. Determine the tensions in the two cords.

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Three objects are connected on an inclined table as shown in the diagram below. The objects have masses 8.0 kg, 4.0 kg and 2.0 kg as shown, and the pulleys are frictionless. The tabletop is rough, with a coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.47, and makes an angle of 20.0Â° with the horizontal.
a. free body diagram b. Determine the acceleration and direction of motion of the system. c. Determine the tensions in the two cords.

a. Free body diagrams
The forces acting on the block of mass m1= 8.0 kg are the tension in the thread T1 vertically upward and the weight of the block m1 g (g is the acceleration due to gravity = 9.8 m/s2) vertically ...

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The three objects which are connected on an inclined table is determined.

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