(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

You are trying to raise a bicycle wheel of mass m and radius R up over a curb of height h. To do this, you apply a horizontal force F.

What is the least magnitude of the force F_vec that will succeed in raising the wheel onto the curb when the force is applied at the center of the wheel?

2. Relevant equations

F = 0

torque_total = 0

3. The attempt at a solution

I've tried for the last hours to figure out how to do this but I'm stuck. I've drawn a free body diagram with the horizontal force and also, the force the curb is exerting on the wheel as well? They must equal right..? I don't really have any idea how to start this problem other than that though. So frusterated sigh. :( Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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