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Physics – Mechanics: The Pulley (1 of 2)

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This lecture series will cover Newton’s Second Law of Physics: F=ma.

This lecture series will introduce you to the function of a pulley, also called the Atwood Machine.

Problem Text:
A string is placed over a massless and frictionless pulley. A mass of 8kg is suspended at one end while a mass of 5kg is suspended from the other. What is the acceleration of the system.

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