Rolling Down an Incline

In rolling without slipping through the distance L down the incline, the height of the rolling object changes by "h". Hence the gravitational potential energy changes by mgh. The velocity of the center of mass depends upon the particular form of the moment of inertia.

Hoop and cylinder on incline


Rotation concepts

Rotational kinetic energy concepts
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