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Homework Help: Rotational Kinematics/Tension Problem

  1. Nov 20, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A cylinder of known mass M, radius R, and rotational inertia I is placed on an inclined plane with angle θ. A string is wound around the cylinder and pulled up with a tension T parallel to the inclined plane. The coefficient of static friction is large enough to prevent slipping.

    a) Find the tension T needed to keep the cylinder in equilibrium
    b) Find the acceleration of the cylinder if the tension is known and is different from T.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Nov 20, 2015 #2

    Mister T

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    Please finish the template by filling in parts 2 and 3. You can't just post the question and expect to get any help. You have to meet us half way.
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