Newton Laws
Two blocks are in contact on a frictionless table, as shown below. A horizontal force is applied to one block, as shown below.
(a) If m1 = 2.3 kg, m2 = 1.2 kg, and F = 3.2 N, find the force of contact between the two blocks.
(b) Show that if the same force F is applied to m2 rather than to m1, the force of contact between the blocks is 2.1 N, which is not the same value de¬rived in (a). Explain.