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Problem 10.11: A modified Atwood's machine with a real pulley
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A 1.0-kg cart (not shown to scale) on a low-friction track is connected to a string and a 0.5-kg hanging object as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). The pulley has a uniform mass distribution in the shape of a disk and therefore affects the motion of the system. Restart.
- What is the acceleration of the system?
- What is the tension in the string? (There are two regions of the string to consider.)
- What is the mass of the pulley?
- What is the moment of inertia of the pulley?
Note that the coordinates for each object (the positive x direction) are already chosen for you.
Problem authored by Aaron Titus.