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An Atwood's machine (see the figure below) consists of two masses: one of mass 4.73 kg and the other of mass 11.5 kg. When released from rest, what is the acceleration of the system? (Enter the magnitude in m/s2.)

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Step 1

Consider the figure shown below.

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АT mI m2 y тg тg

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Step 2

From the figure, write the expression for net force acting on the mass m1.

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Т-mg- m,a

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Step 3

From the figure, write the expression for...

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т,g —Т-т,а Т-т,g — т,а [21

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