Problem parameter in blue can be controlled in the simulation.

A mass m1 can slide over a horizontal surface of coefficient of kinetic friction m , the mass m2 is attached to the mass m1 by a string. In this problem; the string and pulley are considered ideals. Ideal strings will not stretch under tension and are weightless. An ideal pulley is weightless and frictionless at the axis. By pressing the Run bottom below, the masses will move accordingly with the values of the parameters. When working this problem, ignore the static friction effect that may restrict the beginning of the motion of mass m1.

bullet

Atwood Machine Theory

 
   
bullet
by Luis F. Sez, Ph. D.    Comments and Suggestions: LSaez@dallaswinwin.com