A cord is wrapped around the rim of a solid uniform wheel 0.300m in radius and of mass 8.40kg . A steady horizontal pull of 34.0N to the right is exerted on the cord, pulling it off tangentially from the wheel. The wheel is mounted on frictionless bearings on a horizontal axle through its center.
a. Compute the angular acceleration of the wheel.
b. Compute the acceleration of the part of the cord that has already been pulled off the wheel.
c.Find the magnitude of the force that the axle exerts on the wheel.
d. Find the direction of the force that the axle exerts on the wheel.
e. Which of the answers in parts (A), (B), (C) and (D) would change if the pull were upward instead of horizontal?
for c the answer is not 68N, 34N, 116N, 150N, 0N so whats the answer?
1 Answer

I = ½mr² = ½ * 8.4kg * (0.3m)² = 0.378 kg·m²
τ = Iα = F•d
a. 0.378kg·m² * α = 34N * 0.3m → α = 0.037 rad/s²
b. a = αr = 0.011 m/s²
c. F = √(34² + (8.4kg*9.8m/s²)²) N = 89 N
d. Θ = arctan(8.4*9.8/34) = 68º below horizontal
e. only d.