Two Blocks

Two blocks, connected by a string, are accelerated to the right by a force applied to a second string.

The green block has mass Mgreen. The blue block has mass Mblue.

In which string is the tension larger?

  1. The string between the blocks has a larger tension.
  2. The string on the right has a larger tension.
  3. The tension is the same in both strings.
  4. The answer depends on the two masses.

Consider the free-body diagram shown for the blue block. Is it complete?

  1. Yes
  2. No (state what is missing if you choose this!)