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How do I visualise the equations from observation of a spinning wheel

  1. Apr 15, 2014 #1
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    From this figure we could see the axis of rotation of wheel is y axis and it's translational motion is along x axis
    How would I describe it's horizontal motion in terms of rotational motion
    The wheel is spinning and also moving horizontally along x axis
    w being the angular frequency
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    You wouldn't - they are different things.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2014 #3
    I meant to say How do we describe the equations of motion of such spinning wheel
    Thanks
     
  5. Apr 16, 2014 #4
    The usual way is to write one equation for the motion of the center of mass and another equation for the rotation around the center of mass.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2014 #5

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    What nasu said.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2014 #6
    Alright I will try those and post them for verification
    Thanks :)
     
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