Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
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Chapter 5 - Exercises and Problems - Page 90: 18


a) $m = 7.065 kg $ b) $m = 3.947 kg $

Work Step by Step

a) We assume that the pulley is massless. We know that the left mass is 2.1 kg. Thus, we treat this as a system, and we use Newton's second law to find: $-.64(m+2.1)=2.1gsin60-mgsin20\\ m = 7.065 kg $ b) We use a similar process to find: $.76(m+2.1)=2.1gsin60-mgsin20\\ m = 3.947 kg $
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