# Coordinate system to find the acceleration

Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

5.) A solid cylinder of radius b, mass m, rolls down an incline of angle ÃŸ. Use a coordinate system attached to the lower end of the incline and find the acceleration of the cylinder along the plane.

Â© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 5, 2021, 12:23 am ad1c9bdddfhttps://brainmass.com/physics/acceleration/coordinate-system-acceleration-504723

#### Solution Preview

Since the forces acting on the cylinder are time independent, then we can assume that the linear acceleration of the cylinder is constant.

Furthermore, we assume that the cylinder rolls with no slipping.

Hence the angular velocity of the cylinder is given by:

(1.1)

where R is the radius of the cylinder and v is the linear speed of the center of ...

#### Solution Summary

The expert examines coordinate systems to find the acceleration.

$2.49