Atwood machine


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Atwood machine

[′at‚wu̇d mə′shēn]
(mechanical engineering)
A device comprising a pulley over which is passed a stretch-free cord with a weight hanging on each end.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A simple Atwood machine can be used to drive electric generators that have pulleys attached to the armature.