Learning Exercise

Rotational Dynamics Web Assignment No. 1

Web assignment on the relationship between the moment-of-inertia of an Atwood machine pulley and the motion of the hanging masses.
Course: First semester, introductory physics
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An Atwood machine for demonstrating the relationship between an unbalanced torque and rotational acceleration. The rope... see more

Exercise

See

http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/RotationalDynamics001.htm

Technical Notes

Uses an embedded Java applet by Angel Franco Garcia for convenience.

Requirements

Basic algebra, basic understanding of rotational dynamics.

Topics

Rotational dynamics, moment-of-inertia, rotational inertia, rolling without slipping.