Atwood's Machine

The Atwood's Machine Interactive provides an environment that allows the learner to explore two-mass systems. An Atwood's machine (two masses connected by a string that stretches over a pulley) and a modified version of the Atwood's machine (one of the masses is on a horizontal surface) can be explored. The environment allows a user to change the amount of mass, introduce friction into the horizontal surface and measure the time for the system to move a particular distance.

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Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. There is currently no pre-written activity to accompany this Interactive. 

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.