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    Rotating bodies and angular momentum : Rolling objects and moment of inertia

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    A sphere of radius mass M and moment of inertia I rolls down a slope that is inclined at an angle phi to the horizontal. The sphere starts from rest and rolls without slipping a distance L down the slope. Choose coordinates x and theta as shown.

    a) Write down a relationship between x and theta.

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    Solution Summary

    Rotating bodies and angular momentum, rolling objects and moment of inertia are investigated.