Which Direction will the Wheel Accelerate? (2:49)
A rope is wrapped around a bicycle wheel. The wheel is released from rest and allowed to descend without slipping as the rope unwinds from the wheel. While descending, does the center of the wheel move straight down, toward the left, or the right?
This is an AP Physics 1 Topic.
0:01 Which direction will the wheel accelerate?
0:47 Demonstrating the answer
1:43 Drawing the free body diagram and finding the solution