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...ACCELERATING IT USING A FALLING MASS
The flywheel is made of a heavy circular disc that is fitted to an axle that projects on either side. The axle is mounted on two fixed supports on ball bearings. The axle has a small peg that is attached to a cord. The other carries the weight (Amrita.vlab.co.in, 2014).
(Source: laboratory report writing guide, 2014)
2. Masses of different sizes.
m= falling mass, kg
h= time fallen by mass, m
t=time of fall of mass, s... d= diameter of spindle, m
r= radius of the spindle, m (=d/ 2)
= acceleration of mass, m/s^2
Angular velocity of the flywheel when the...