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Energy lost to friction

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1. Homework Statement
A spool of thin wire (with inner radius r = 0.40 m, outer radius R = 0.55 m, and moment of inertia I_cm = 0.7139 kg*m^2) pivots on a shaft. The wire is pulled down by a mass M = 1.350 kg. After falling a distance D = 0.550 m, starting from rest, the mass has a speed of v = 65.4 cm/s. Calculate the energy lost to friction during that time.


im not really sure how to do this. i would like any ideas.
 

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Consider the change in potential energy.
 

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