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This item is an annotated homework problem relating to Newton's Second Law for introductory physics students.  The author explains the steps needed to find string tension in a pulley system when given distance, mass, and angle of incline.   Free body diagrams and additional sequential explanations are then provided to find the acceleration of the blocks attached to the pulley.  This resource is intended to supplement classroom instruction and traditional text materials.  It is part of a larger collection of similar introductory physics problems.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, acceleration, dynamics, force, homework examples, homework problems, physics problems, pulleys, tension
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created February 24, 2008 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
March 10, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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August 3, 2007
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D. Maloney, (2001), WWW Document, (http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/DynamicsEx2.htm).
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D. Maloney, David Maloney's Physics Examples: Dynamics Example 2-Acceleration in a Pulley System, (2001), <http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/DynamicsEx2.htm>.
APA Format
Maloney, D. (2007, August 3). David Maloney's Physics Examples: Dynamics Example 2-Acceleration in a Pulley System. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/DynamicsEx2.htm
Chicago Format
Maloney, David. David Maloney's Physics Examples: Dynamics Example 2-Acceleration in a Pulley System. August 3, 2007. http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/DynamicsEx2.htm (accessed 18 June 2019).
MLA Format
Maloney, David. David Maloney's Physics Examples: Dynamics Example 2-Acceleration in a Pulley System. 2001. 3 Aug. 2007. 18 June 2019 <http://users.ipfw.edu/maloney/DynamicsEx2.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "David Maloney", Title = {David Maloney's Physics Examples: Dynamics Example 2-Acceleration in a Pulley System}, Volume = {2019}, Number = {18 June 2019}, Month = {August 3, 2007}, Year = {2001} }
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