Posted by Joey on .
A bicycle wheel has a diameter of 57.7 cm
and a mass of 2.66 kg. The bicycle is placed
on a stationary stand and a resistive force of
156 N is applied tangent to the rim of the tire.
Assume that the wheel is a hoop with all of
the mass concentrated on the outside radius.
In order to give the wheel an acceleration of
, what force must be applied by a
chain passing over a 3 cm diameter sprocket?
Answer in units of N