(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The Problem Statement

A bowler throws a bowling ball of radius R = 11 cm down the lane with initial speed v0 = 10.5 m/s. The ball is thrown in such a way that it skids for a certain distance before it starts to roll. It is not rotating at all when it first hits the lane, its motion being pure translation. The coefficient of kinetic friction between the ball and the lane is 0.32.

(a) For what length of time does the ball skid? (Hint: As the ball skids, its speed v decreases and its angular speed ω increases; skidding ceases when v = Rω.)

(b) How far down the lane does it skid?

(c) How fast is it moving when it starts to roll?

2. Relevant equations

kinematics equations and rotational motion equations; the only friction equation that I know is F_{friction}=(coefficient of friction)(F_{normal})

3. The attempt at a solution

(a) I set up the equation: v_{o}+at=v_{final}=(initial rotational velocity)+(rotational acceleration)(time)

Then plugged in the only values I know: 10.5m/s-at=v_{final}=(rotational acceleration)(time)

This is where I got stuck, so I didn't begin parts (b) or (c).

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Bowling Ball Question

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