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The Atwood Machine
Purpose:To illustrate Newton's second law.
Procedure:Place 1 500g weight and 1 50g weight on one side and 1 500g weight on the other. Weights can be added if desired. With one weight on the floor, measure the height of the other weight. Release the weights and measure the time taken for the weight to fall .
Compute the acceleration from s=1/2 at^2 and compare with g.
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