If I have a sphere with mass m and radius r, resting on an inclined plane with angle [tex]\theta[/tex]. What is the torque on the sphere due to gravity pull?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I know that the force that pulls the sphere down the plane is [tex]mg *\sin \theta[/tex] and the (static) frictional force is [tex]-\mu_s * mg \cos \theta[/tex].

If we can assume the sphere does not slip, how does one calculate the torque that the frictional force exerts on the sphere?

Im also interested in how to calculcate the total acceleration of the sphere.

/CandyShot

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# Homework Help: Calculating Torque of sphere resting on an inclined plane

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