Tue January 10, 2012 By:

two masses m1 and m2 are in contact. If a force f acts on m1 and m2. What is the ratio of the acceleration

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Wed January 11, 2012
F = m * a
Force on m1 , f = m1 a1
Force on m2 , f = m2 a2
m1 a1 = m2 a2
So a1/ a2 = m2/m1
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