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Cylinder about side, finding angular velocity... 
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May507, 03:48 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A 5.0 kg, 60cmdiameter disk rotates on an axle passing through one edge. The axle is parallel to the floor. The cylinder is held with the center of mass at the same height as the axle, then released. http://session.masteringphysics.com/...gure_13_72.jpg What is the cylinder's angular velocity when it is directly below the axle? 2. Relevant equations Law of conservation of energy (kinetic and potential of both sides) 3. The attempt at a solution I tried to do this problem using mgy=1/2mv^2 but it didnt work... I know it has something to do with moment of inertia, but do I just add the moment of inertia to the 1/2mv^2 and solve for v? 


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May507, 04:24 PM

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May507, 04:34 PM

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ah ic, i need to use rotational energy...i was treating this as a pendulum but i guess i cant do that haha
lol yea, thats what i meant, i have to use Icm + Md^2 to find it at the pivot point thanks, ill see how it goes 


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May507, 04:45 PM

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Cylinder about side, finding angular velocity...
yo thanks, i got it!



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