(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A solid, uniform cylinder with mass M and radius R is initially at rest. It is gently placed on a conveyor belt moving at constant velocity V as shown above. The cylinder's axis is perpendicular to the belt's velocity. The coefficients of static and kinetic friction are nonzero constants. (Ignore other energy losses such as rolling resistance)

Basically a cylinder on its curvy side is placed on a frictional conveyor belt

What is the final speed of the cylinder's center of mass? (in terms of M, R, and v i guess?)

2. Relevant equations

Torque = r * f

r * f = I(alpha)

Fnet = ma

Ffriction = ma

3. The attempt at a solution

Ffriction = ma

umg = ma

a = ug

rf = i*alpha

rumg = 1/2 mr^2 * (a / r)

ug = 1/2 a

after that i dont know wat to do. i actually i dont really know wat im doing at all =/

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# Homework Help: Physics Homework Question - Cylinder on a frictional conveyor belt

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