Hey guys, I've been stuck on this problem for awhile. Maybe someone can help me.
Figure 11-43 shows two blocks, each of mass m = 3.2 kg, suspended from the ends of a rigid massless rod of length L1 + L2, with L1 = 0.20 m and L2 = 1.8 m. The rod is held horizontally on the fulcrum and then released. What are the magnitudes of the initial accelerations of (a) the block closer to the fulcrum and (b) the other block?
Now the answer to this situation is
0.956 m/s^2 and 8.60 m/s^2. But next time I do it I will get new numbers.
Can anyone help?