Rotational Kinetic Energy
This lab investigates the potential energies for a modified Atwood's Machine, where a disk has been added to the Rotary Motion Sensor pulley.
As the hanging mass (m₂) falls, the lighter mass (m₁) rises, but the combined gravitational potential energy of the two decreases, and this energy is converted into the kinetic energy of the system. This includes not only the linear kinetic energy of the two hanging masses, but also the rotational kinetic energy of the rotating disk.PreviewDownload
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