A constant horizontal force Fapp of magnitude 10N is applied to a wheel of mass 10kg and radius .3m. The wheel rolls smoothly on the horizontal surface, and the acceleration of its center of mass has magnitude .6 m/s2 (a) In unit-vector notation, what is the frictional force on the wheel? (b) what is the rotational inertia of the wheel about the rotation axis through its center of mass?
I don't even know
The Attempt at a Solution
I spent more than an hour on this and I could not figure it out. Needless to say I am extremely frustrated because it seems as though my teacher has not taught us anything we need to know to solve this, so I don't think any of my work is worth typing in this space.