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Two Blocks of Equal Mass M Are Tied to Each Other Through a Light String. One of the Blocks is Pulled Along the Line Joining Them with a Constant Force F. - Physics

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Two blocks of equal mass m are tied to each other through a light string. One of the blocks is pulled along the line joining them with a constant force F. Find the tension in the string joining the blocks.

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Solution



Let a be the common acceleration of the blocks.
For block 1,
\[F - T = ma\]
For block 2,
T = ma    ...(2)
Subtracting equation (2) from (1), we get:
\[F - 2T = 0\]
\[\Rightarrow T = \frac{F}{2}\]

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 5 | Page 79
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