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How much torque is applied to a bicycle wheel whose radius is 0.40 m in order to accelerate the 15 kg bike and 78 kg rider at a rate of 3.4 m/s^2?

I'm totally lost on this one. Which equation do I need to use?

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asked by Lindsay
  1. Ignore the moment of inertia of the wheel.

    F=ma solve for F

    Now that F must come from the wheel-ground connection, and Torque/radius=forceatground

    Torque=ma/r

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