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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students relating to interacting forces in a system featuring an incline plane, two blocks of equal mass, and an ideal pulley.  Given the angles of incline, mass of the blocks, and coefficient of friction, students must determine the acceleration of the block moving up the incline. A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, including conceptual analysis, free-body diagrams, and tips to set up the calculations. Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
= Interacting Objects
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- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, friction, ideal pulley, incline, pulley
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_2_blocks_incline).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Blocks on an Incline, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_2_blocks_incline>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2014, August 31). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Blocks on an Incline. Retrieved January 31, 2015, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_2_blocks_incline
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Blocks on an Incline. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 31, 2014. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_2_blocks_incline (accessed 31 January 2015).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Blocks on an Incline. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 31 Aug. 2014. 31 Jan. 2015 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/04/IE_2_blocks_incline>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Blocks on an Incline}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2015}, Number = {31 January 2015}, Month = {August 31, 2014}, Year = {2006} }
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