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Assuming smooth rolling with no resistance, it can be shown that the acceleration of a solid cylinder down an incline is equal to:

a = 2/3 g sin(theta)

The goal of my lab is to test the validity of the above equation

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

The acceleration values I found using my measured inclination angles, are smaller than what they would be if i plugged them into the above equation. What does this mean? If this is the case, does that mean that the above equation isn't valid?

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# Homework Help: Rolling motion of a cylinder down an incline

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