In the arrangement shown in figure, the mass of the body A is 4 times that of body B. The height h=20 cm . At a certain instant, the body B is released and the system is set in motion. What is the maximum height (in cm), the body B will go up? Assume enough space above B and A sticks to the ground.

Can anyone help me to understand the concept behind pulley with the help of problem

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Here @Guiseppi Butel @Yogesh Ghadge @satvik pandey – Abhineet Nayyar · 2 years ago

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When block B travels 40 cm then it gains a final velocity v

v^2=2as

v^2=2×g/2×0.4....................40cm in 0.4m

v^2=4

v=2m/s

Then we have to find the distance traveled by block under gravity

u^2/2g=s

4/20=s

0.2=s

0.2m=20 cm

Total distance covered = distance covered by block due to pulley + distance covered by block under gravity

=40+20=60cm

Now see if you have any doubt about the ans.

And thank you for sharing you mechanical work method – Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

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40cmfig

For A

\(4mg-2T=4ma_{1}\)...................(1)

For B

\(T-mg=ma_{2}\)..............................(2)

Also \(2a_{1}=a_{2}\).............................(3)

putting this value in equation (2)

\(T-mg=2ma_{1}\)

Multiplying this equation with 2 yields

\(2T-2mg=4ma_{1}\)............................(4)

Adding eq. 1 and 4 yields

\(2mg=8ma_{1}\)

So \(a_{1}=\frac{g}{4}\) and \(a_{2}=\frac{2g}{4}\)

As \(S=ut+0.5at^{2}\)

So for block A \( 0.2=\frac{g}{8}t^{2}\)

or \(t^{2}=\frac{8(0.2)}{g}\)

So for block B

\(S=0.5(\frac{2g}{4})(\frac{8(0.2)}{g})\)=

0.4 m=40cmBut I must say @Abhineet Nayyar that your method was the shortest I think. – Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

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– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

Satvik but when block b travel 40 cm it's gains a final velocity v which is 2m/s then block b travels a distance till its velocity is decelerated so after calculation the distance traveled by block b under gravity is 20cm . So the total distance traveled by block b is 20+40=60cmLog in to reply

@Abhineet Nayyar missed that too. :P

Yes Yogesh you are right. I completely missed that and I thinkThank you Yogesh for pointing it. – Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

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– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

Satvik i have misconception about friction can you explain me the way to solve h c verma's book question no. 11 in friction chapter. please give a quick responseLog in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

Q.11 of exercise?Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

yes!Log in to reply

here – Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

You can find the solutions of this bookLog in to reply

Do have problem regarding the direction frictional force?Suppose if the blocks are accelerating towards right. Then friction forces acting on the blocks are towards left. – Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

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– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

see i want to buy fundamentals of physics by halliday so which edition should i buyLog in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

Every editions are basically same. So you can by any edition. I think the latest is \(9^{th}\) edition.Log in to reply

And i was going through 42 problem of chapter no 2 i got the ans 0.94 m/s^2 is it correct? – Yogesh Ghadge · 1 year, 12 months ago

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– Satvik Pandey · 1 year, 12 months ago

In that book answers of all question in exercise are not given. Only answer of odd question numbers are given.Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 1 year, 12 months ago

OKLog in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 1 year, 11 months ago

i wanted to ask you a question that was really means centripetal acceleration? i defines that its acceleration is towards center but , as an example if earth rotates at the centripetal acceleration of 9.8 m/s^2 then will earth exert force to us towards space or towards earth itself ?Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

Your answer is wrong because in taking components of force you have made an mistake force on block b is 2T and 4mg in downward direction because of taking on T it will not make any sense because both the tension are in upward direction so if you T only the force acting on block it will be totally wrongLog in to reply

– Abhineet Nayyar · 2 years ago

You are in class 10, right? There is a method in class 11, "The virtual work done method". You may learn about it on internet.Log in to reply

You may also use the Mechanical Energy Conservation Law and have in mind that displacement h of body A will correspond to displacement 2h of body B and that every moment B body speed is twice that of body A. Then you can find B body speed (v) at the instant body A sticks the ground. You will easily get that v^2=2gh. And the maximum height will be 2h+h=3h. – Сергей Кротов · 2 years ago

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Is the answer 40 cm.????? – Abhineet Nayyar · 2 years ago

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– Guiseppi Butel · 2 years ago

I agree with you.Log in to reply

– Abhineet Nayyar · 2 years ago

The answer is got to be 40...Wait i'm gonna post a solve!!Log in to reply

– Guiseppi Butel · 2 years ago

Sorry, Abhineet. I was thinking about the static situation. If A is lowered 20 cm then B will end up at 40 cm higher. I wasn't thinking about the accelerations involved.Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

No its 60 cmLog in to reply

– Guiseppi Butel · 2 years ago

Could you prove your statement?Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

I and satvik has discussed it's solution below you can refer to that. And if you still have doubt after reference then ask me I will clear the doubtLog in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

Yes I canLog in to reply

Simply find the accelerations of A and B. Then find the time (t) that A will require to cover distance 'h' then use equations of motion to find the distance covered by B in time 't'. – Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

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– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

The main problem is I don't know to find acceleration in like this arrangement of pulleyLog in to reply

fig

Always try to draw the FBDs first.

Can you setup two equations for block A and B using newton's second law? – Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

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– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

I got it thank you . Can you tell me how you post diagram in comment boxLog in to reply

this note. I think there is a similar problem on brilliant also. – Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

Please refer toLog in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

I have got that wrong so I asked you. And see I have framed equipment like this F-2T=0 T=F/2 taking block b as system a=T/m a=F/2m Thus acceleration of block A a=F/4m because acceleration of block B is twice than A .is this correctLog in to reply

Refer to diagram:

For Block A

\( 4mg-2T=4ma\)............(1)

For block B

\(T-mg=ma_{1}\)................(2)

Also \(2a=a_{1}\) .................(3)

Now you have 3 equations and 3 variables. Just find the values of

aand \(a_{1}\) – Satvik Pandey · 2 years agoLog in to reply

– Abhineet Nayyar · 2 years ago

a comes out to be g/4 and a1=g/2Log in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

Correct. :)Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

F refers to the downward force of block ALog in to reply

F=4mg.But you wrote

F-2T=0. Block A is not in equilibrium. – Satvik Pandey · 2 years agoLog in to reply

@satvik pandey You in class 11th right? – Abhineet Nayyar · 2 years ago

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– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

See in first condition before Block B is released they both are in equilibriumLog in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

Here we have to consider the period in which the blocks are in motionLog in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

I have done by different point of view but our result is same 2a=a1Log in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

This eq. is just the part of whole solution. I have made 3 eq earlier. By solving those equations you will get the exact values of the accelerations of the A and B.Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

But try to understand I make an sequence of finding T first then the acceleration and the tension in the rope is equal in every period of time so it doesn't matter if I take the period before motion or afterLog in to reply

Can you find time period in which block A covered distance 'h'. – Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

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– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

T=0.4sLog in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

i got same too. :)Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

We both think in different ways but have same directionLog in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

Yeah! Vector having different magnitude but same direction. :DLog in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

Satvik when do you get time to do all this stuff .when I was in class 10 in didn't get time to do this. What is the board of your schoolLog in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

I am in CBSE board. Well I have started studying mechanics when I was in class 9. I have studied most part of the mechanics in summer vacations.Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

Is CBSE board better than SCC boardLog in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

I don't know what is SCC board. What is the board of your school?Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

satvik i want to ask you about writing comments. In my comments all the words are one behind the other I use enter to start the sentence from new line the but when i click post the words again come one behind the other so how do you write your comment so nicelyLog in to reply

– Satvik Pandey · 2 years ago

To start a new line you need to press enter key two times.Log in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

SSCLog in to reply

– Yogesh Ghadge · 2 years ago

Equipment is wrong word there should be eqLog in to reply