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A uniform solid cylinder of mass M and radius R can freely rotate around its axis O. And there is a spring of relaxed length L and stiffness K attached to the cylinder and a static wall. See picture below.Initially, the spring is relaxed. As the cylinder starts rotating, the spring will wind the cylinder. The surface of cylinder is very rough, so that the spring does not slip with the cylinder's surface.
Find the minimum initial angular speed of the cylinder, ω0, so that it can rotate to angle !


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Anonymous said... @ August 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Very very hard..

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