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Homework Help: Rotational motion problem

  1. Mar 29, 2006 #1
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  3. Mar 29, 2006 #2
    I think it wants you to look at it as if it were a lever, 2.5cm on one side, 31cm on the other side. If you calculate the mechanical advantage, you will be able to get the force, I believe.

    EDIT: Is that in the Giancoli Physics text? If so, what page is that on?
  4. Mar 30, 2006 #3
    Thank you. Unfortunately we have not discussed levers yet and are just in the middle stages of torque. Mechanical advantage is in the next chapter, I think.

    Yes, it is Giancoli (Sixth) page 221.
  5. Mar 30, 2006 #4


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    The triceps muscle applies a torque [itex]\tau[/itex] to the forearm. How is this related to the angular acceleration, [itex]\alpha[/itex], of the forearm and ball?
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