Problem 10.12

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Two masses, one on a table, M = 2.5 kg, and one hanging, m = 1.0 kg, are attached with a massless string over a pulley as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). The table is frictionless, the bearings in the pulley are frictionless, and the string does not slip on the pulley. What is the moment of inertia of the pulley? You may use either torque/force or energy methods. Restart.

Problem authored by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian.
HTML updated for JavaScript by Ricky Davidson.
Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.