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## Main Question or Discussion Point

So here's a pretty straightforward question. Given a cylinder with some specific mass and radius rolling down an inclined plane with a specific angle of inclination, what is the cylinder's acceleration?

I can figure out the answer pretty easily by finding the Lagrangian of the cylinder (I worked it out to [tex]\dfrac{2}{3} g sin( \theta )[/tex], someone let me know if that's wrong). But what's bugging me is that I can't remember how to do this problem using regular Newtonian mechanics. Can anyone help me out of this brain fart? Thanks.

I can figure out the answer pretty easily by finding the Lagrangian of the cylinder (I worked it out to [tex]\dfrac{2}{3} g sin( \theta )[/tex], someone let me know if that's wrong). But what's bugging me is that I can't remember how to do this problem using regular Newtonian mechanics. Can anyone help me out of this brain fart? Thanks.