If the block is lying on the rough surface, then we have the following forces:
Tension is acting on the purple block to the right.
Consider the situation depicted in this applet. The purple block moves along a rough surface. The system begins at rest. You may assume that the pulley and rope are both massless and frictionless.
Which of the following forces act upon the red block?
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