There are two masses connected by a string, as shown in the
diagram. The pulley connecting the strings is a low friction pulley. Mass M is
15 kg, while mass m is unknown. The coefficients of kinetic and static friction
are 0.235 and 0.285 respectively. The masses are released from rest.
a) With the given information, find the minimum value of m
needed to start a system moving so that m moves downhill.
b) If m is 15% higher than the value obtained in part (a)
and the system is released from rest, use work-energy considerations to
determine the speed of both masses after they have both displaced 4.40m.