1G10.40 - Atwood's Machine

Atwood's Machine

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PIRA Classification: 1G10.40

Description: The classical Atwood machine consists of two equal masses connected by a light string over a low-frictio double pulley. In this configuration, the mass will not accelerate. When a small mass is added to one of the larger masses, the system will accelerate. g can be calculated from the time it takes one mass to hit the ground.

Special Instructions: Place 10-20 g on one of the 500 g masses.

Condition: OK.

Setup time: 2 minutes

Safety Issues: None