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Homework Help: Drum of radius problem

  1. Nov 27, 2007 #1
    A drum of radius [tex] R [/tex] rolls down a slope without slipping. Its axis has acceleration [tex] a [/tex] parallel to the slope. What is the drum's angular acceleration [tex] \alpha [/tex]?

    So [tex] v = R \omega [/tex] and [tex] a = R \alpha [/tex].

    So is it just [tex] \alpha = \frac{a}{R} [/tex]?
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