Problem: Mass mA rests on a smooth horizontal surface, mB hangs vertically.If mB = 1.0 kg, how large must mA be if the acceleration of the system is to be kept at over 1/100g?

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The acceleration of the system is given by:

a = mBg/(mA+mB)

where a is at least (1/100)g, or 0.01g

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Mass mA rests on a smooth horizontal surface, mB hangs vertically.

If mB = 1.0 kg, how large must mA be if the acceleration of the system is to be kept at over 1/100g?