I had forgotten about this treasure trove of excellent physics problems until I read Paul Salomon’s compelling post on his “imbalance problems”. As I thought about coming up with my own imbalance problems, I remembered this puzzler involving an infinite Atwood’s machine.
I am going to bed tonight thinking about how I could use an infinite Atwood’s machine approach to create an interesting imbalance puzzle. This is what I have so far:
It occurred to me that all of these resources are great for my students as they seek inspiration for their own posts during our two-week blog project.