(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

"A solid sphere of radius R and mass M is initially at rest at the top of a ramp. The lowest point of the sphere is a vertical h above the base of the ramp. It is released and rolls without slipping down the ramp. Determine the linear acceleration while the sphere is anywhere on the ramp.

M (mass), R (radius), h (height), g (gravity), theta

2. Relevant equations

conservation of momentum

I = 2/5MR^2

w = v/r

3. The attempt at a solution

I ended up finding the linear velocity anywhere on the ramp to be square root of 10gh/7. How would I be able to use that though to find acceleration? I seriously don't know what else to do.

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# Homework Help: Sphere rolling down a ramp linear acceleration

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