An Atwood machine consists of two blocks (of masses m_1 andm_2) tied together with a massless rope that passes over a fixed,perfect (massless and frictionless) pulley. In this problem you'll investigate some special cases where physical variables describing the Atwood machine take onlimiting values. Often, examining special cases will simplify a problem, so that the solution may be found from inspection or from the results of a problem you'vealready seen.

For all parts of this problem, take upward to be the positive direction and take the gravitational constant, g, to be positive.

remains finite. What value does the the magnitude ofthe tension approach?


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