Solve the following :

Question:

A small disc is set rolling with a speed $v$ on the horizontal part of the track of the previous problem from right to left. To what height will it climb up the curved part?

Solution:

By energy conservation,

$\frac{1}{2} I \omega^{2}+\frac{1}{2} m v^{2}=m g h$

$\frac{1}{2} m v^{2}+\frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{m R^{2}}{2}\right)\left(\frac{v^{2}}{R^{2}}\right)=m g h$

$h=\frac{3 v^{2}}{4 g}$

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