Ch 4 Atwood's Machines and Connected Masses

Solving connected mass problems is a lot like solving Atwood's problems. Its important to approach them with a
step by step method that starts with drawing free body diagrams (FBD). Next write Fnet equations for each of the
masses based on your FBDs. Then set each Fnet equation up in terms of T = ___. Solve for anet and then back
substitute to solve for T.
Hyperphysics Atwood's Machines
Hyperphysics Inclined Pulley

How to Solve Atwood's Machine Problems

How to Solve Inclined Pulley Problems

NOTES from class