Two objects, of masses m1= 500 g and m2 = 510 g, are connected by a string of negligible mass that passes over a pulley with frictionless bearings. The pulley is a uniform 50.0 g disk with a radius of 4.00 cm. The string does not slip on the pulley. Find the accelerations of the objects. (b) What is the tension in the string between the 500-g block and the pulley? What is the tension in the string between the 510-g block and the pulley? By how much do these tensions differ?

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The diagram below shows the forces acting on both objects and the pulley. The direction of motion has been chosen to be the +x direction. By applying Newton’s second law of motion, obtain a system of three equations in the unknowns `T_1` , `T_2` , such that it can be solved simultaneously.

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