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Homework Help: Angular acceleration of off balance wheel starting from rest

  1. Apr 29, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 30 kg wheel has a center of mass 0.1 m left from the center of the wheel and radius of gyration KG = 0.15 m. Find the angular acceleration if the wheel is originally at rest. The radius of the wheel is 0.25m.

    2. Relevant equations
    Fn acting bottom in Y direction = m*g

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Sum of force in Y: Fn-mg=mass*angular acceleration*radius to center

    Moment about center =ig*a*radius to center of mass

    ... lost from here?

    Apparently answer is 10.3 rad/s^2

    Help please! Been working on this for hours
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  3. May 2, 2016 #2


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    I think we need the complete problem statement as it was provided to you, including the illustration.
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