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Equation for torque of a cylinder, a hollow cylinder, and a sphere.

by nlingraham
Tags: cylinder, incline, sphere, torque
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nlingraham
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Mar1-10, 07:36 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

What is the equation for the torque of a cylinder, a hollow cylinder, and a sphere rolling down an incline?

2. Relevant equations

This is what I don't know

3. The attempt at a solution

I have no idea where to start.
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Mar1-10, 07:47 PM
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Torque is the rate of change of angular momentum

if angular momentum = Iω, that is torque then?
zachzach
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Mar1-10, 07:48 PM
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What is the equation for torque? Similarly to F = ma, the equation for torque is
[tex]T[/tex] [tex]=[/tex] [tex]I[/tex][tex]\alpha[/tex]

nlingraham
#4
Mar2-10, 04:26 PM
P: 16
Equation for torque of a cylinder, a hollow cylinder, and a sphere.

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