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Homework Statement
A uniform disk of radius 0.12 m is mounted on a frictionless, horizontal axis. A light cord wrapped around the disk supports a 1 kg object, as shown in the figure from rest the object falls with a downward acceleration of 2.3 m/s^2.The acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s^2 When released What is the moment of inertia of the disk? in units of kg m^2
Homework Equations
Moment of Inertia of a disk by itself= 1/2MR^2
I= Torque/Angular Acceleration
The Attempt at a Solution
1/2*(M)*(.12^2) = I
If there is downward acceleration of 2.3 m/s^2 is that added to the 9.8 m/s^2 from gravity? 12.1 m/s^2
Im having a hard time knowing where to start with how this 1kg object affects the moment of inertia of the disk, and how I find M in the disk.
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