# How do I do this physics problem?

Anonymous

Question description

On its way out of the Prague station, a train locomotive is accelerating two (frictionless) cars at 0.239 m/s2. The first has a mass of 10.3 Metric tons (10.3×103 kg), the other 18.7 tons. Find the tension in the coupling between the engine and first car.

Fe1 = Remember to include units

What is the tension between the first and second cars?

F12 = Remember to include units

What is the ratio of these forces?

Fe1/F12 =

On your solution sheet, show that their ratio is independent of the acceleration rate of the train.

(Top Tutor) Studypool Tutor
School: UIUC
Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students
flag Report DMCA

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors