Let's consider the following free-body diagrams.
For 1.0 kg block:
For 2.0 kg block:
For 3.0 kg block:
Newton's second law:
From Newton's second law for the 1.0 kg block:
T1 - m1g = m1a
For the 2.0 kg block:
T2 - (T1 + fk) = m2a,
The coefficient of kinetic friction between the 2.0 kg block infigure and the table is 0.300.
What is the acceleration of the 2.0 kg block?
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