Atwood's Machine

This experiment uses the computer/multimedia system and a photogate attached to a pulley to measure the motion of an Atwood's machine that has two different hanging masses. There are two pulleys, one measures the data, the other is a simple pulley that provides a separation between the masses. The computer graphs real time data for the students on the position, velocity and acceleration of the system.

Pira DCS # 1G10.40

Stand   3 90 deg Pole Clamp   Steel Pole
Pasco Smart Pulley with Photogate   Pulley   String
2 Mass Hangers with Masses   Pasco Computer Interface