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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students relating to tension force and Newton's Second Law.  It features two blocks of differing mass connected by a string over an ideal pulley located at the edge of a table.  Given the mass of each block and length of the string, students must determine the magnitude of acceleration on Block B.  

A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, including conceptual analysis, free-body diagrams, and help with calculations.  Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.  This item is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.  SEE RELATED ITEMS BELOW for a link to the full collection.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
= Interacting Objects
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
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Newton's Second Law, force, force interactions, homework problem, ideal pulley, interactive problem, problem, pulley, tension
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge. Retrieved October 26, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge (accessed 26 October 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 26 Oct. 2014 <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_2_blocks_edge>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Two Masses on a Table Edge}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {26 October 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

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