PHYS212 : Reading Assignments

Reading for 1/27

Two Beads on a String, N Beads on a String

Lecture Section 1.3, Lecture Section 1.4.1

Reading Questions

When we write down Newton's second law equations describing the transverse motion of masses coupled by strings (see Equations 1.16 and 1.26 in Section 1.3 and Equation 1.34 in Section 1.4 of the lectures), how do we determine the direction (sign) of each term?


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