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Problem: A solid uniform sphere with mass 3.00 kg and radius 0.400 m is released from rest at the top of a ramp that is inclined at 36.9° above the horizontal. The sphere rolls without slipping as it moves down the ramp. As it moves down the ramp, what is the acceleration of its center of mass?

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A solid uniform sphere with mass 3.00 kg and radius 0.400 m is released from rest at the top of a ramp that is inclined at 36.9° above the horizontal. The sphere rolls without slipping as it moves down the ramp. As it moves down the ramp, what is the acceleration of its center of mass?

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