Posted by Kristen on .
A uniform spherical shell of mass M and radius R rotates about a vertical axiss on frictionless bearings. A massless cord passes around the equator of the shell, over a pulley of rotational inertia I and radius r, and is attached to a small object mass m. There's not friction on the pulleys axle; the cord doesnt slip on the pulley. Whats the speed of the object after it falls a distance h from rest? Use energy considerations (g=gravity, M=mass M, R=radius R, I=inertia I, r=radius r, and m=mass m)