2242014 phys 2010 3 the atwood machine was invented

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Unformatted text preview: sday at 11 pm. •  WriAen homework # 4 due today at 4 pm. •  Two more Study Sessions by Prof. Pollock will be held on the next two Tuesdays in G125, 5- 6 pm. •  Midterm II will be on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 pm. 2/24/2014 PHYS- 2010 3 The Atwood machine was invented in 1784 by Rev. George Atwood as a laboratory experiment to verify the mechanical laws of mo)on with constant accelera)on. 2/21/2014 hZp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atwood_machine PHYS- 2010 4 Atwood Machine (Pulley) +x M m Two objects with masses M > m suspended from a sta)onary pulley. Step #1: Choose a coordinate system. +x +x M m Odd coordinate system (curves around pulley). This choice means that the accelera)on a for both masses...
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