A uniform cylinder rests on a cart as shown. The coefficient of static friction between the cylinder and the cart is 0.5. If the cylinder is 4 CM in diameter and 10 CM in height, then what is the minimum acceleration (in of the cart needed to cause the cylinder to tip over?

A uniform cylinder rests on a cart as shown. The coefficient of static friction between the cylinder and the cart is 0.5. If the cylinder is 4 CM in diameter and 10 CM in height, then what is the minimum acceleration (in of the cart needed to cause the cylinder to tip over?

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Maximum acceleration of the cart so that the cylinder does not slip:

For tipping over. Let acceleration of the cart be

Considering torque about , we get

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