February 26, 2017

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Posted by meera on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 10:06pm.

The two masses in the Atwood's machine shown in the figure are initially at rest at the same height. After they are released, the large mass, , falls through a height and hits the floor, and the small mass, , rises through a height . Find the speed of the masses just before lands, giving your answer in terms of , , , and . Assume the ropes and pulley have negligible mass and that friction can be ignored. Evaluate your answer to part A for the case = 1.7 , = 3.9 , and = 5.1 .

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