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Shift the upper configuration to the left a short distance at equilibrium. Result: the left wheel goes a little up, the right goes a little down, the train tilts clockwise, the center of mass is to the right of the centerline between the wheels, and therefore the center of mass provides a restorative force to push the train back to the right. Shift the ...


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In both diagrams in the question, the left wheel has a smaller radius at the contact point than the right wheel. Because they're fixed to a common axle, in any given amount of time, the right wheel will travel a greater distance than the left, so the axle as a whole will rotate anti-clockwise (when viewed from above) about a vertical axis. As it does this, ...


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The contact with the rail creates a kinematic center of rotation where the reaction forces meet. The rail car will tend to rotate about this center as a result of side loads. If the center is above the center of mass, the rail car acts like a hanging pendulum. A small deflection will cause a restoring torque opposing the swing. If the center is below the ...


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Moments of inertia are additive. Suppose you have particle $A$ with a moment of inertia $I_A$ and particle $B$ with a moment of inertia $I_B$. Then the total moment of inertia of both particles is just $I_A + I_B$. You can imagine a ring as being made up from lots of point particles, all at a distance $R$ from the central axis. In that case the moment of ...


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Firstly, you must qualify moment of inertia by the axis it is taken about. If you translate this point, the inertia also changes as described by the parallel axis theorem. So you question relates to the moment of inertia of a ring about the ring's axis of symmetry normal to the ring's plane, and to a point on this plane at the same distance from this ...


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The same angular velocity of the pedal do not means same angular velocity of the wheel. Assume a chairing with radius $r_1$ and angular speed $\omega_1$, and the cassette with angular speed $\omega_2$ and radius $ r_2$ (considering the cassette or the wheel do not make any difference). The speed the chain rolls reads: $r_1 \omega_1=v=r_2 \omega_2$. From this ...


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Moment of inertia depends on how far away mass is from the axis. In a ring of radius $R$, all the mass is $R$ from the axis. For a single particle $R$ away from the axis... well, all the mass is $R$ from the axis.



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