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The Atwood Machine


The Atwood Machine

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Enter values for the masses of the two balls in fields "Mass1" and "Mass 2". Then hit go to see them fall. The acceleration of mass 1 isdisplayed. If the friction button is selected, then the mass of the pulley, which may be entered in the field "Mass 3" affects the system. Ifthere is no friction, then the string connecting the masses slides freely over the pulley without accelerating it.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: August 05, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 17, 2004
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Submitter: John Walkup


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
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