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  1. Dec 8, 2011 #1
    We wrap a light, flexible cable around a thin-walled, hollow cylinder with mass M and radius R. The cylinder is attached to the axle by spokes of a negligible moment of inertia.The cylinder rotates with negligible friction about a stationary horizontal axis. We tie the free end of the cable to a block of mass m and release the object with no initial velocity at a distance h above the floor. As the block falls, the cable unwinds without stretching or slipping, turning the cylinder. The speed of hanging mass m just as it strikes the floor is v=sqrt 2mgh/(m+M). Use energy concepts to explain why the answer to part A is different from the speed found in case of solid cylinder,which is
    v= sqrt 2gh/(1+M/2m) ?????
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