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Post by paul jordan on June 16, 2011

good lesson--great examples; wish the point that rolling motion is independent of mass and radius was made explicit. I think rolling speed is independent of frictional constant as well.

Rolling Motion

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Pure Rolling Motion 0:10
    • Disc Rolling on a Surface R (Rolling Without Sipping)
    • When Disc Rotates, Center of Mass Moves
    • Acceleration of Center of Mass
  • Kinetic Energy 11:03
    • Object in Pure Rotation
    • Pure Translation
    • Rotation and Translation
  • Cylinder Rolling Down an Incline 23:55
    • Incline
    • Cylinder Starts From Rest
  • Which Moves Faster 37:02
    • Rolling a Ring, Disc, Sphere
    • Ring I=Mr2
    • Disc I= 1/2 Mr2
    • Sphere I= 2/5 mr2
  • Which Goes Faster 49:15
    • Incline with a Object Towards the Inclination
  • Extra Example 1: Rolling Cylinder
  • Extra Example 2: Nonuniform Cylinder
  • Extra Example 3: String Around Disk