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A mass of 0.5 kg is suspended from a flywheel as shown in FIGURE 2. If the mass is released from rest and falls a distance of 0.5 m in 1.5 s, calculate:
(a) The linear acceleration of the mass.
(b) The angular acceleration of the wheel.
(c) The tension in the rope.
(d) The frictional torque, resisting motion.
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For part (a), a helpful initial step would be to calculate the average speed. Can you do that? v_avg = total distance traveled/time. After you have calculated that, ponder on how the following formula may be of some advantage: $\displaystyle v_{avg} = \frac{v_f + v_i}{2}$

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Of the variables in the average velocity formula, which variables do you know? You certainly know a_avg, because I told you to calculate it. Are there anymore, besides this one?

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v_avg = 0.15 m/s2
v_f = v_avg X 2 => 0.3m/s2
still lost from here sorry