[Homework Help Home]

Two blocks are connected by a rope as shown.

Block m2 with mass kg hangs freely from the rope. Block m1 with mass kg is connected to the other end of the rope, and is on a rough surface with coefficient of friction = . It is also also connected to a spring with spring constant k= N/m.

When released, m2 will move down and m1 will move toward the right, until the spring's stretch stops the system. The question is: how far will m1 move before the system stops? (your answer will also correspond to how much the spring stretches and how far down m2 will move).

[Homework Help Home]