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

Realize I'm asking a lot of question today, but I'm working on a huge physics project and I'm not asking for answers, just some guidance where I'm stuck

A certain yo-yo can be modeled as a uniform cylindrical disk with mass M and radius R and a lightweight hub of radius ½R. A light string is wrapped around the hub.

imagine that that you pull upward on the string such that the yo-yo remains in the same place. Find the angular velocity of the yo-yo when you have pulled the string upward a distance of L.

2. Relevant equations

Torque = r x F

Work = change in kinetic energy

torque = I x angular acceleration

only rotation = change in (1/2 I w^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

w^{2}=w_{0}^{2}+2(alpha=angular acceleration) * (theta -theta_{0}) -->

torque = I (W^{2}/2(theta-theta_{0}) -->

torque * change in theta = 1/2*I*w^{2}

Now I just need to figure out how to find theta or what to do with it? Maybe get it in terms of L? but how? Does torque * change in theta = the change in kinetic energy?

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# Homework Help: Rotation only of yo-yo

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