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Physics 115E The Atwood Machine(Newton's second Law)

# Physics 115E The Atwood Machine(Newton's second Law) - The...

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The Atwood Machine (Newton’s Second Law)   May 4th, 2007

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Purpose: The purpose of this lab is to gain a better understanding of the  relationship between forces on an object and the acceleration of the object. We  will be using a simple mass less pulley system developed by George Atwood  called the Atwood Machine. The pulleys slow down the effect of gravity by  countering one mass with the weight of another Procedure: The first measurement that we collected were under the assumption  that the pulley had no mass and adds no friction to the system. We used Smart  Pulley software on the computer to capture the data from the pulley. We  collected six different sets of data using different masses that equaled 600g but  the difference between the masses was increased. Then we recorded the values  of the acceleration for each of the six values that we read from the graphs. Then
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