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The reason that you get slip at even the smallest forces results not from the fact that the tire is slipping against the ground, but that the tire is elastic. There is no way to completely eliminate slip with an elastic tire. Let's see why this is. To measure the slip, lets put twenty little green splotches of die evenly spaced on the circumference of the ...
If two eggs are given out of which one is hard boiled egg and the other is raw egg. When both of them are allowed to spin on a tabletop, the egg which spins slower must be the raw egg because the liquid inside it tries to get away from the axis of rotation increasing the value of moment of inertia (I). To remain the angular momentum L conserved in absence of ...
Your mistake is that the two tensions are different, because of the presence of a pulley with non-zero $I$. What you have missed is: 1) connect the two tensions to the torque: $(T_1-T_2)R=I\alpha$ and 2) link the accelerations $R\alpha=a_1=a_2$ NOTE (from comments): If the pulley had a zero $I$ (moment of inertia), then the two tensions would be be ...
The tension in the rope should be different on the left than on the right - it is this difference that gives rise to the torque that accelerates the pulley. You seem to think that it should be the same: but if it was, then where would the torque to move the pulley come from? Annotate your diagram carefully: you did not show $T$ anywhere.
That the floor is not flat but circular, an the centrifugal force acts radially, and is the same at the same radius. If you cover the concavity of the floor with a planar surface or either make the stations of planar segments (a polygon instead of a circle), then you will measure different accelerations at different points of the floor, because they are not ...
what does the commentator mean by concavity of the floor? He or she means that the surface you walk on is in fact the inside of a cylindrical surface. Like a very large version of the inside of a wedding-ring. The curvature of this surface can be measured.
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