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## Homework Statement

This question isn't for a specific problem. Just knowledge to approach a series of problems.

It concerns a problem where a uniform sphere rolls smoothly down a ramp at incline theta. There is a static frictional force on the ramp. I can go on to find acceleration I am just unsure as to the role of the force of friction in the energy equations.

## Homework Equations

E=KE+U

KE=1/2mv^2

KE=1/2Iw^2

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm just Unsure as to whether The force of static friction should be included in the original energy equation or not:

mgh = 1/2mv^2 + 1/2Iw^2 + Fx ???

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