Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 4 - Think and Do: 35

Answer

The spool will roll to the right, in the same direction as the pull.

Work Step by Step

This is explained by Newton's second law. The net force is in the same direction as the acceleration.. This is a hands-on demonstration.
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