ok, so a thread with hanging mass at the end is wrapped around a disk. the disk is dropped and mass is released. how do you find the kinetic energy of the weight at a given time/distance fallen from the disk? i'm not sure to whether use rotational kinetic energy or linear kinetic energy... all the basic values are given, except for the moment of inertia of the disk... so how would I find the kinetic energy of the mass at a given time after its release?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Homework Help: Rotational kinetic energy of a disk

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