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Rolling Spindle

  1. Mar 24, 2004 #1
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    How would I find the acceleration of the above spindles (both left and right instances)? The spindles are composed of two disks with a cylindrical solid axle. The left spindle is unwinding the string as it rolls and the right spindle is winding the string as it rolls. Static friction is present and the spindle rolls without slipping. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2004 #2

    Doc Al

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