##### What is the acceleration of the M1 and M2 body?

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There is a car, and I pull this car (M=0) with an F force.  I put a body on it (M1) I anchor it to a rope that another body hangs on. (M2)

What is the acceleration of the M1 and M2 body?

I made a sketch that helps: http://i59.tinypic.com/bi1n50.jpg

Jan 29th, 2015

Please note that the frame "car" is not a inertial frame, then on both masses M1 and M2, is acting the fictitious force whose magnitude is equal to M1 A for the body 1, and whose magnitude is M2 A for the body 2, where A is the magnitude acceleration of the system, body 1+ body 2. the situation is represented in the picture file attached below.
Please note that I called with g the gravity, and with T the magnitude of the tension exerted by the rope on the bodies 1 and 2.

The equation of motion of the body 1 is:

-M1 A +T = M1 a  (1)

here a is the magnitude of the acceleration of the body 1, which in turn is also the magnitude of the acceleration of the body 2

The equation of motion of the body 2, is:

-m2 g + T = - M2 a (2)

Furthermore, I called with R the reaction exerted by the car on the body M2.

Solving the system constituted by the equations 1 and 2, we get the subsequent value for the magnitude of the acceleration A:

A = - a + (M1/M2) ( g - a)

Here is the picture file, mentioned above:

exrcise_physics.png

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