Mechanical Advantage in a Pulley System

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Copyright 1999 by James P. Riser

Purpose - This lab activity was designed to present my students with the opportunity to:



The equipment used is merely two pulleys(as shown), a 1000g hooked mass,

some string, and appropriate spring balances.




Teams - I prefer to have students work in teams of four students on this activity. This allows for better dialog within the team and makes holding the equipment easier as the pulleys are threaded with the string.

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