Engineering Mechanics - DynamicsChapter 13Problem 13-6The baggage truck Ahas mass mtand is used to pull the two cars, each with mass mc. Thetractive force on the truck is F. Determine the initial acceleration of the truck. What is theacceleration of the truck if the coupling at Csuddenly fails? The car wheels are free to roll.Neglect the mass of the wheels.Given:mt800 kg=mc300 kg=F480 N=Solution:+→ΣFx= max;Fmt2mc+()a=aFmt2mc+=a0.343ms2=+→ΣFx= max;tm
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