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This interactive problem for introductory physics features two blocks of differing mass connected by a string over an ideal pulley located at the edge of a table. Students must determine the magnitude of acceleration on Block B, given the length of the string and the mass of each block. A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, including conceptual analysis, free-body diagrams, and help with calculations. Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.  This resource is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
= Interacting Objects
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
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- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Instructional Material
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Newton's Second Law, force, force interactions, homework problem, ideal pulley, interactive problem, problem, pulley, tension
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge>.
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Gladding, G. (2014, August 31). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge. Retrieved September 14, 2024, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 31, 2014. https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge (accessed 14 September 2024).
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 31 Aug. 2014. 14 Sep. 2024 <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge>.
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Is Part Of Illinois PER: Interactive Examples

This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

relation by Caroline Hall
Is Part Of Illinois PER: Interactive Examples

This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

relation by Caroline Hall

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