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You are trying to raise a bicycle wheel of mass and radius up over a curb of height . To do this, you apply a horizontal force .

1. What is the least magnitude of the force that will succeed in raising the wheel onto
the curb when the force is applied at the center of the wheel?

2. What is the least magnitude of the force that will succeed in raising the wheel onto the curb when the force is applied at the top of the wheel?

3. In which case is less force required?
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The minimum horizontal force required to pull the wheel on a curb (step) of hight h. Three parts.

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You are trying to raise a bicycle wheel of mass and radius up over a curb of height . To do this, you apply a horizontal force .

1. What is the least magnitude of the force that will succeed in raising the wheel onto
the curb when the force is applied at the center of the wheel?

2. What is the least magnitude of the force that ...

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