# Infinite Atwood’s machine

The infinite Atwood’s machine shown has a string passing over each pulley, with one end attached to a mass and the other end attached to another pulley.

The masses are held fixed and then released simultaneously, and the acceleration of the top mass is $$\lambda g.$$

What is $$\lambda?$$

Details and Assumptions:

• All the masses are equal to $$M$$.
• All the pulleys and strings are massless.
• $$g$$ is the acceleration due to gravity.
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