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## Homework Statement

A 50 kg block is transported a short distance by using two cylindrical rollers, each having a mass of 17.5 kg. If a horizontal force P=125N is applied to the block, determine the block's speed after it has been displaced 2m to the left. Originally the block is at rest. No slipping occurs.

The radius of the cylinders: .5m

## Homework Equations

T1+U1->2=T2

U=F*d+M*[tex]\theta[/tex] ?

## The Attempt at a Solution

[tex]\omega = 2 \times v[/tex]

Icyl=2.1875 kgm^2

T1=0

[tex]U1->2=125 \times2+(125 \times .5) \times 2 [/tex]

[tex]T2(block)=\frac {1}{2} \times m \times v^{2} [/tex]

[tex]T2(rollers)=2 \times ( \frac{1}{2} \times m \times v ^{2})+2 \times ( \frac{1}{2} \times Icyl \times (2v)^{2})[/tex]

the answer should be v=2.8 m/s but I think I am working out U1->2 incorrectly