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Videos tagged with pulley (2)

MIT Physics Demo -- Low Friction Atwood Machine

MIT Physics Demo -- Low Friction At...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:46 | 46856 views

A string carrying two weights is hung over a low friction bearing mounted pulley. The weights have slightly different masses, causing a uniform acceleration. When the time it takes the weights to move 1 meter is timed, we can calculat...

Waves on a Chain

Waves on a Chain

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 5 years ago | 00:01:26 | 42660 views

A long beaded chain is looped over a motor pulley. When the motor is turned on, a disturbance in the chain causes waves to propagate through it. When the motor is brought up to full speed and the chain is knocked off the pulley it will...