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    In the system (shown in the attachment), the block of mass M1, is on a rough horizontal table. The string that attaches it to the block of mass M2 passes over a frictionless pulley of negligible mass. The coefficient of kinetic friction µ _k between M1 and the table is less than the coefficient of static friction µ_s.

    a.) Draw and identify all the forces acting on the block of mass M1.

    b.) In terms of M1 and M2, determine the minimum value of µ_s that will prevent the blocks from moving.

    The blocks are set in motion by giving M2 and momentary downward push. In terms of M1, M2, µ_k, and g, determine each of the following:

    c.) The magnitude of the acceleration of M1
    d.) The tension in the string

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    In the system (shown in the attachment), the block of mass M1, is on a rough horizontal table. The string that attaches it to the block of mass M2 passes over a frictionless pulley of negligible mass. The coefficient of kinetic friction µ _k between M1 and the table is less than the coefficient of static friction µ_s. ...

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