In the figure with Problem 87, the block of mass m1 slides to the right with coefficient of kinetic friction μk on a horizontal surface. The block is connected to a hanging block of mass m2 by a light cord that passes over a light, frictionless pulley.
(a) Find the acceleration of each of the blocks and the tension in the cord.
(b) Check your answers in the special cases m1 << m2, m1 >> m2, and m1 = m2.
(c) For what value of m2 (if any) do the two blocks slide at constant velocity? What is the tension in the cord in that case?

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