When talking about an Atwood machine, a student states:
Is the student correct or incorrect? Why?"All strings can do is transmit forces from other objects. That means that the string in the Atwood's machine just transmits the weight of one block to the other."
Tension = mg + ma
The Attempt at a Solution
This is how it is making sense in my mind, but correct me if I'm wrong.
I am thinking that the student is incorrect, because the tension force on the string holds objects together. The weight of one block isn't transmitted from one block to another, but the forces on the blocks are a result of one another through the string.