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- Homework Statement:
- Rolling without slip. The masses, R and dX are given. I need to find the period.

- Relevant Equations:
- $$T =2π \sqrt{\frac{m}{k}}$$

Here is the picture on the system.

I have to find the period (T). The masses, R and dX is given. The systam at first is at rest, then at t = 0 we pull the plank to dX distance from its originial position.

In the thread (https://www.physicsforums.com/threa...-cylinders-to-accelerate.988793/#post-6340092) I learned how to calculate the acceleration with a constant force pulling the plank.

Now I can think on two options. The system is going to oscillate forever, due to the lack of friction.

Any help is appreciated!

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