Work, Energy and Simple Machines

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This describes (with equations and diagrams) the work-energy principle, and how it applies to rotation, including the important conditions for rolling without slipping.

Work and Simple Machines

This website contains information and diagrams regarding the physical principles describing the motion of an Atwood machine. It also has a form in which you can plug in numbers and get results for tension.

An in-depth and extensive treatment of the subject of Work, with explanations, illustrations, diagrams, and examples.

This site provides a neat, concise, and lucid explanation of how to solve problems having to do with pulleys. It extends the simple explanation to include inertia; and, by extension, friction as well. Just substitute friction for inertia (Ia).