## How does the acceleration of the Atwood machine depend on M1 and M2?

The acceleration of an object depends on the net applied force and the object’s mass. In an Atwood’s Machine, the difference in weight between two hanging masses determines the net force acting on the system of both masses. We assume that the measured acceleration depends on the mass of M1 and M2: a = f(M1, M2).

**How do you find the acceleration?**

Acceleration (a) is the change in velocity (Δv) over the change in time (Δt), represented by the equation a = Δv/Δt. This allows you to measure how fast velocity changes in meters per second squared (m/s^2).

### Is tension equal in an Atwood machine?

Tension in the system The tension in the string of an Atwood’s machine is the same everywhere when the system is at equilibrium, but it is different for each mass in an accelerating system.

**Does Newton’s 2nd law hold true for the Atwood machine?**

Newton’s Second Law also states that the acceleration is inversely proportional to the mass. The acceleration of an object depends on the net applied force and the object’s mass. In an Atwood’s Machine, the difference in weight between two hanging masses determines the net force acting on the system of both masses.

## What is the formula of uniform acceleration?

Summary. Acceleration that does not change in time is uniform, or constant, acceleration. The equation relating initial velocity, final velocity, time, and acceleration is vf=vi+at.

**What is the formula for law of acceleration?**

According to Newton s Second Law of Motion, also known as the Law of Force and Acceleration, a force upon an object causes it to accelerate according to the formula net force = mass x acceleration. So the acceleration of the object is directly proportional to the force and inversely proportional to the mass.

### How to calculate the mass of Atwood’s machine?

Atwood’s Machine Basic setup Calculation Index Newton’s laws Standard mechanics problems HyperPhysics*****Mechanics R Nave Go Back Atwood’s Machine Frictionless case, neglecting pulley mass. Application of Newton’s second lawto masses suspended over a pulley: Atwood’s machine For hanging masses: m1=kg m2=kg the weights are m1g =N m2g =N

**When did George Atwood invent the Atwood machine?**

The Atwood machine (or Atwood’s machine) was invented in 1784 by the English mathematician George Atwood as a laboratory experiment to verify the mechanical laws of motion with constant acceleration.

## How is newton’s second law applied to Atwood’s machine?

R Nave Go Back Atwood’s Machine Frictionless case, neglecting pulley mass. Application of Newton’s second lawto masses suspended over a pulley: Atwood’s machine For hanging masses: m1=kg m2=kg the weights are m1g =N m2g =N The acceleration is a = m/s² and the tension is T = N

**When is the Atwood machine in neutral equilibrium?**

When m 1 = m 2, the machine is in neutral equilibrium regardless of the position of the weights. The free body diagrams of the two hanging masses of the Atwood machine.