This physics video tutorial explains how to calculate the acceleration of a pulley system with two masses with and without kinetic friction. It also discusses how determine the tension in the rope as well. The formulas and equations are all provided in the two practice problems & examples presented in this tutorial. The full version of this video also explains how to solve the pulley problem with two hanging masses as well as how to determine the direction in which the system will move. It also explains how to solve pulley problems with inclined planes.
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