## A box attached to a Massive Pulley

### physics simulation

**Instructions:**Click Go to release the mass. Use the sliders to adjust the masses of the two components.

**Explanation:**This simulation shows a classic example from rotational kinematics. Assuming the moment of inertia of the pulley is $$ I = M R^2$$ where $M$ is the mass of the pulley and $R$ is its radius ($R = 1$ for this example), we can solve the equations of motion to find the acceleration of box of mass $m$ to be $$a = g \left(\frac{2m}{2m+M} \right)$$ in terms of $g$. Notice that if the mass of the pulley is zero $M = 0$, the acceleration simply reduces to $g$, the acceleration of a free mass.

**Link to stand-alone sim: ** Here is a link to view the sim on its own, with no distractions.

**Developers: **View the code here:
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Sim Added: November 24 , 2020