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Tension ?

  1. Jun 22, 2008 #1
    one end of a weightless rope is tied to the ceiling of a building and the other end is wrapped around a uniform solid cylinder that has a radius R and mass M. The cylinder is then released and falls toward the floor. The moment of inertia of a solid cylinder about an axis through its center of mass is: I=0.5MR^2

    a.find the tension T in the string

    b. what is the acceleration of M?
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  3. Jun 22, 2008 #2


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    I haven't checked the rules of the forum for a while, but I don't think they've changed. You have to start showing us how you tried to solve the problem.
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