Masses m_1and m_2 are connected by a light string running over a frictionless pulley attached to...

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Masses {eq}m_1 {/eq} and {eq}m_2 {/eq} are connected by a light string running over a frictionless pulley attached to an elevator. The elevator starts to move up with acceleration. Find tension force on {eq}m_1 {/eq} and {eq}m_2 {/eq} with respect to ground.

Pseudo Force:

When the motion of an object is described using a non-inertial reference frame (a frame having non-zero acceleration) then, an apparent force acts on the object. This apparent force is known as Pseudo force.

It is also called a fictitious force, inertial force or d'Alembert force.

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Given:

  • Block 1 has mass {eq}m_1 {/eq} and block 2 has mass {eq}m_2 {/eq}

Let

  • {eq}a_0 {/eq} is the acceleration of the elevator along upward...

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