Sun November 11, 2012 By: Akshita Gautam

What is rolling without slipping?

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Sun November 11, 2012
Rolling motion is a composite motion, in which a body undergoes both translational and rotational motion. The wheel of a car, for example, rotates about a moving axis and at the same time translates a net distance. Rolling motion being superposition of two types of motion, presents a different context of motion, which needs visualization from different perspectives. Importantly, different parts of the wheel are moving with different velocities, depending on their relative positions with respect to the center of mass or the point of contact with the surface.
if the body is being under the rolling motion without going forward or backward (without slipping) ie there is no net translational movement happening so indeed there will be only rotational contribution!
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