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- Homework Statement
- A wheel is mounted in a physics lab as shown above. The wheel has a mass M = 2.2 kg and radius R = 35 cm. The wheel is in the shape of a ring with rotational inertia I = MR^2. A object of mass m = 5 kg is attached to the end of a string which is wrapped around an inner hub (on the left hand side) with radius r = 2.7 cm. The object is released from rest a distance h = 77 cm above the floor and begins to move downward.

Determine the linear acceleration of the object.

- Relevant Equations
- Net Force = ma

Net Torque = I * alpha

I have tried finding the tension of the string through the equation

Net Force = T - mg = ma

but I am struggling with coming up with the correct acceleration. Is my net force equation correct?

Net Force = T - mg = ma

but I am struggling with coming up with the correct acceleration. Is my net force equation correct?