12.5 Worked Example - 2 Blocks and 2 Pulleys

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A diagram of two blocks connected by a rope passing through two pulleys.

Blocks 1 and 2 lie on a frictionless surface and are connected by three massless ropes strung over massless, frictionless pulleys as shown above. A force of magnitude \(F\) is applied to Block 1.

(Part a) Draw free-body diagrams for block 1 and block 2 as they move accross the table.

(Part b) Draw free-body diagrams for the right and the left pulley.

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