A hollow cylinder (hoops) is rolling on a horizontal surface at speed v = 4.3 m/s when it reaches a 15 degree incline (a) how far up the incline will it go? (b) how long will it be on the incline before it arrives back at the bottom?
PE = KE + RE
SOH CAH TOA
w = v/r
I = mr^2
The Attempt at a Solution
A) I figured out letter A with conservation of Energy (yawn) distance = 7.3 m
B)I am not sure exactly how to solve this problem. If it was a non rotating cube i could do it very easilly =D. I am sure the fact that it is rotating though affects it somehow. For a cube I would use the Kinetics equations (y = -.5gt^2 + vt + y0) to solve for time. Could someone help me out thanks =D