# Linear and Rotational Kinetic Energy

## Homework Statement

A solid cylinder is rolling without slipping. What fraction of its kinetic energy is linear?

## Homework Equations

Ke=$\frac{mv^2}{2}$+$\frac{I(v/r)^2}{2}$

## The Attempt at a Solution

Ke=$\frac{mv^2}{2}$+$\frac{(v/r)^2}{2}$*$\frac{(mr)^2}{2}$

Ke=$\frac{3(mv)^2}{4}$

Linear Ke =$\frac{(mv)^2}{4}$

Fraction of Linear Ke = $\frac{linear Ke}{Ke}$ = $\frac{(1/4)}{(3/4)}$ = $\frac{1}{3}$

tiny-tim
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hi woaini!
Linear Ke =$\frac{(mv)^2}{4}$

uhh?

haruspex
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Ke= ... *$\frac{(mr)^2}{2}$
The m should not be getting squared. You need to be more careful with the parentheses.

hi woaini!

uhh?

Nvm it should be 1/2. Therefore I should get a final answer of 2/3 linear kinetic energy?

tiny-tim