Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

Need Help With a Three Block Physics Question!?

Honestly I am entirely lost on this problem, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Three wooden blocks are connected together using some light string and two massless, frictionless pulleys, as shown in the diagram below. The tabletop is made out of the same material as the blocks, so the coefficient of static friction (u) is the same for the block-to-block and block-to-table surfaces. What is the largest value of m3 (in terms of m1,m2,and u) for which the entire system remains motionless? (Hint: there should be seven distinct forces acting on block m1.)

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