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Homework Help: Need Help Defeating Prof

  1. Jun 27, 2007 #1
    Well heres the deal, i kinda have this rivalry going on with this one engineering proff so naturally i took on a challenge from him that i couldnt find the answer to this problem. I dont have to understand it or be able to solve it even (because its a lot more advanced then our class), but I just need a correct solution to show him and he will admit defeat. So for all of you out there who have ever wanted to get back at your professors, please help me defeat mine LOL :tongue:

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  3. Jun 27, 2007 #2


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    Unfortunatly for you, the rules of our fourms state that you need to show that you have made some effort to solve the problem. We do not post complete solutions.
  4. Jun 27, 2007 #3
    oh man this stuff is pretty tough, but ill give it a try:

    Fmax = (static) * (normal force)
    That should give you your maximum in the static friction condition

    (linear acceleration) = Mu(kinetic) * N
    F=ma will give you acceleration

    Static friction x radius = torque
    torque / angular moment = angular acceleration
    angular acceleration x radius = linear acceleration
    static friction + ma should be your total force

    For the second part, since it breaks static friction, angular acceleration is no longer related to linear acceleration

    and thats about as far as i got
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  5. Jun 27, 2007 #4


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