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notation. The two blocks have equal masses M. Somebody pulls on the left string with a force FE. Until told otherwise in part d, ignore frictiOn. a) Find the acceleration of the blocks. b) Is the tension in T2 larger, the same as, or less than tension T1? Explain your reasoning
clearly. (You can do this after part c if you want to, but you don’t have to) c) Find an expression for T2 in terms of M and T]. d) Now we want to add friction with the table to one of the blocks until T l and T2 are equal.
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the string on M2 related? Please comment on both
direction and magnitude. c) Is the total momentum of M1 and M2 conserved?
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