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Two blocks are connected by a light string that passes over a frictionless pulley as in Figure P5.38. The system is released from rest while m 2 is on the floor and m 1 is a distance h above the floor. (a) Assuming m 1 > m 2 , Find an expression for the speed of m 1 just as it reaches the floor. (b) Taking m 1 = 6.5 kg, m 2 = 4.2 kg, and h = 3.2 m, evaluate your answer to part (a), and (c) find the speed of each block when m 1 has fallen a distance of 1.6 m. Figure P5.38

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Chapter 5, Problem 38P
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Two blocks are connected by a light string that passes over a frictionless pulley as in Figure P5.38. The system is released from rest while m2 is on the floor and m1 is a distance h above the floor. (a) Assuming m1 > m2, Find an expression for the speed of m1 just as it reaches the floor. (b) Taking m1 = 6.5 kg, m2 = 4.2 kg, and h = 3.2 m, evaluate your answer to part (a), and (c) find the speed of each block when m1 has fallen a distance of 1.6 m.

Chapter 5, Problem 38P, Two blocks are connected by a light string that passes over a frictionless pulley as in Figure

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