# Two blocks are in contact on a frictionless table. A horizontal force is applied to the larger block, as shown in Figure. (a) If m1 = 2.3 kg, m2 = 1.2 kg, and F = 3.2 N, find the magnitude

Two blocks are in contact on a frictionless table. A horizontal force is applied to the larger block, as shown in Figure.

(a) If m1 = 2.3 kg, m2 = 1.2 kg, and F = 3.2 N, find the magnitude of the force between the two blocks.

(b) Show that if a force of the same magnitude F is applied to the smaller block but in the opposite direction, the magnitude of the force between the blocks is 2.1 N, which is not the same value calculated in (a).

(c) Explain the difference.

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