Rolling Without Slippage

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Rolling Without Slippage Many times we will know the velocity of an object, or its angular velocity, but not both. Usually if this is the case the problem is unsolvable. In the special case of rolling without slipping, however, we can generate a solution. Rolling without slipping is defined as the special case of combined rotational and translational motion in which there is no relative motion between the object and the surface with which it is in contact. Examples of rolling without slipping include a car driving on a dry road and a pool ball rolling across the table. In each case, the surface can apply only static friction, since the object does not move relative to the surface. Also, this frictional force does no work and dissipates no energy. Thus an object rolling without slipping will continue with the same linear and angular velocity, unless acted on by another force. We can dynamically describe the process of rolling without slipping by first drawing a figure and
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course PHY PHY2053 taught by Professor Davidjudd during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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