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A bucket of water of mass 15.0 kg is suspended by a rope wrapped around a windlass, that is a solid cylinder with diameter 0.290 m with mass 12.4 kg. 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 11.0 m to the water. You can ignore the weight of the rope.

The fourth and final part of the question is "While the bucket is falling, what is the force exerted on the cylinder by the axle?"

Quite frankly, I don't really understand this question. When I drew the free body diagram, I'm inclined to say the answer is (12.4)(9.80).

Is this asking for the normal force?

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