Today you will use a "modified Atwood's machine" to compare the actual forces and accelerations of objects to the values you derive from theory.
What's an Atwood's machine? Simply a device in which two objects are connected by a cord over a pulley, so that as one falls down, the other rises:
Our device is "modified" by placing one of the objects on a horizontal table.
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