Conservation of Energy with Rotation Video Lessons

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Problem: A 5 kg mass hangs from a rope wrapped around the surface of a cylindrical pulley. The pulley has a mass of 20 kg and a radius of 0.8 m. If the 5 kg mass is suddenly released, falling down, what speed will it have after it has fallen 3.2 m?

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A 5 kg mass hangs from a rope wrapped around the surface of a cylindrical pulley. The pulley has a mass of 20 kg and a radius of 0.8 m. If the 5 kg mass is suddenly released, falling down, what speed will it have after it has fallen 3.2 m?

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