Net torque on a sphere

  1. Nov 19, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    see problem 4 attachment


    2. Relevant equations
    see problem 4 attempt attachment


    3. The attempt at a solution
    see problem 4 attempt attachment
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     

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  3. Nov 19, 2008 #2

    PhanthomJay

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    You started out correctly by determining the angular acceleration, but then you reverted back to translational motion using F=ma. What's the form of Newton 2 applied to rotating objects that are accelerating?
     
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