A bucket of water of mass 15.7kg is suspended by a rope wrapped around a windlass, that is a solid cylinder with diameter 0.250m with mass 11.2kg. The cylinder pivots on a frictionless axle through its center. The bucket is released from rest at the top of a well and falls a distance 10.1m to the water. You can ignore the weight of the rope.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I need to find the Force exerted on the cylinder by the axle.

I have found so far the tension in the rope while the bucket is falling which is 40.5 N, the speed on impact of the bucket, 12.1m/s, and the time it takes to fall as 1.67s.

But I have no clue how to proceed to find the force.

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# Homework Help: Falling Bucket problem

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