A string is wrapped around a wheel and axle, draped over a pulley, and attached to a hanging mass. When the mass is released it accelerates down. This acceleration is found. The calculations for this lab are intensive. There are conversions from inches to cm and a system of equations is solved using substitution. This is the Lab 5 Tier 1 Set-Up “A” of four set-ups. Each setup has either a different hanging mass and/or a different radius that the string is wrapped around.
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