Falling Mass Attached to a Rigid Pulley

A point mass is attached to a thin, dark, flexible lucite rod of length that can support both tension and compression. The rod is attached horizontally to the top of a rigid fixed disk of radius . The mass is released and allowed to move under the influence of gravity .


  • [Snapshot]
  • [Snapshot]
  • [Snapshot]


Developed from the teaching materials of Thomas Peacock and David Gossard for Course 2.003 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
The equation of motion of the mass is .


    • Share:

Embed Interactive Demonstration New!

Just copy and paste this snippet of JavaScript code into your website or blog to put the live Demonstration on your site. More details »

Files require Wolfram CDF Player or Mathematica.