Newtonian Mechanics: Atwood’s Machine (EF)

In this video I show how to find the tension and acceleration of a frictionless Atwood’s Machine composed of a chord and two different masses. I will draw free-body diagrams of each mass in order for us to determine these physical quantities with the implementation of Newton’s second law.

Barrett, Thomas E., and David Halliday. Fundamentals of Physics (9th), Condensed: A Study Guide to Accompany Fundamentals of Physics, Ninth Edition, David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2011. Print.

Problem: 51

ISBN-10: 0470469110
ISBN-13: 978-0470469118

Calculator: Casio fx-300ES

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