Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
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Chapter 10 - Section 10.3 - Rotational Inertia and the Analog of Newton’s Law - Got It?: 10.5

Answer

a)

Work Step by Step

The net torque on the vertical section is greater. After all, if this were not the case, there would be nothing causing the pulley to rotate in the clockwise direction.
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