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A uniform cylinder, mass M= 25 kg, radius R= .75 m, is mounted on a fixed, frictionless bearing. From a cord wrapped on its surface a mass m=6.4 kg descends and rotates the cylinder with angular acceleration 'A'.
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a. Find the angular acceleration of the cylinder.
b. Find the tension, C, in the cord.

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The angular acceleration of the cylinder are found. The tension is found.

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a. For an axis at the center of the cylinder, 'Net torque' is 'C R', and the moment of inertia is '.5 M R^2'. Thus 'net torque= I alpha' is ...

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