Problem 11.4

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

A 1-kg object moves down the blue incline and onto the black table as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.

  1. Determine from the motion of the object whether it rolls without slipping or slides without rolling down the blue incline.

  2. If the object rolls without slipping, determine if it is a disk, a hoop, or a sphere.

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.