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Homework Help: Atwood Machine(Conservation of String)

  1. Dec 4, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hello i am just studying for an exam coming up and, i am looking at complex atwood machines, im not really familiar(or understand fully) the conservation of string, if anyone knows a place where i can learn a little bit more about it that would be apreciated, thank you

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  3. Dec 4, 2008 #2


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    The string(s) must have conserved length at all times.
    This provides constraints upon the accelerations of various parts.
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