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Consider the Situation Shown in Figure (5−E9). All the Surfaces Are Frictionless and the String and the Pulley Are Light. Find the Magnitude of Acceleration of the Two Blocks. - Physics

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Consider the situation shown in the following figure  All the surfaces are frictionless and the string and the pulley are light. Find the magnitude of acceleration of the two blocks.

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Solution

Mass of each block is 1 kg, \[\sin \theta_1 = \frac{4}{5}\]
\[\sin \theta_2 = \frac{3}{5}\]
The free-body diagrams for both the boxes are shown below:

mgsinθ1 − T = ma    ...(i)
 T − mgsinθ2 = ma    ...(ii)
Adding equations (i) and (ii),we get:
mg(sinθ1 − sinθ2) = 2ma 
⇒ 2a = g (sinθ1 − sinθ2)
\[\Rightarrow a = \frac{g}{5} \times \frac{1}{2}\]
\[ = \frac{g}{10}\]

Concept: Newton’s Second Law of Motion
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 1
Chapter 5 Newton's Laws of Motion
Q 25 | Page 81
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