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Homework Help: An entertaining problem

  1. Nov 13, 2007 #1
    Hey, guys. Thanks for reading this.
    I have to present some interesting angular acceleration problem in my physics class; please, tell me if this one is a good choice (if it's possible at all!). Something really bizarre, just made it up myself:

    A gambler wants to trick a slot machine (old one, non-digital), applying certain calculated force on the lever, so as to get all the "fruits" on the reels. He knows all such values as angular acceleration, moment of inertia, etc. How to relate torque and angular acceleration here? In other words, how to develop this problem further? I know it's pretty unrealistic, but suppose we can neglect some facts for entertainment purposes.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
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