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A wheel of radius R, mass M and moment of inertia I is mounted on a frictionless axle. A light cord is wrapped around the wheel and attached to a block of mass m. Calculate the angular acceleration of the wheel.

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Moment of inertia of a wheel is given by;

`I = m*R^2`

The torque applied on the chord is due to the weight of mass m as the...

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