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A uniform bowling ball of radius R and mass M is initially launched so that it is sliding with speed V0 without rolling on an alley with a coefficient of friction μ. How far does the ball go before it starts rolling without slipping, and what is then its speed?


Solutions (listed by author)

Sukumar Chandra (using conservation of angular momentum) (pdf, 69k)

Sukumar Chandra (using kinematics) (pdf, 67k)


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