A computer-based revitalization of Atwood's machine

Ricardo Trumper, Moshe Gelbman

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Atwood's machine is used in a microcomputer-based experiment to demonstrate Newton's second law with considerable precision. The friction force on the masses and the moment of inertia of the pulley can also be estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-358
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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