1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Finding g and Atwood's machine

  1. Sep 13, 2008 #1
    I have an assignment to write a mini-essay of sorts on Atwood's machine. One of the things I need to cover is how to find the value of g by using Atwood's machine. I really have no idea how to do this. I was thinking about rearranging a= [(m2-m1)g] / (m1+m2) but I don't understand how to get a.
    Help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 13, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    If you are using this to find g, you'd have to measure the acceleration.
  4. Sep 13, 2008 #3
    Ah, I understand now. Thank you!
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook