Problem: A thin-walled hollow cylinder (I = MR2), with mass M = 3.00 kg and radius R = 0.200 m, is rolling without slipping at the bottom of a hill. At the bottom of the hill the center of mass of the cylinder has translational velocity 16.0 m/s. The cylinder then rolls without slipping to the top of a hill. The top of the hill is a vertical height of 6.00 m above the bottom of the hill. What is the translational velocity of the center of mass of the cylinder when the cylinder reaches the top of the hill?

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A thin-walled hollow cylinder (I = MR2), with mass M = 3.00 kg and radius R = 0.200 m, is rolling without slipping at the bottom of a hill. At the bottom of the hill the center of mass of the cylinder has translational velocity 16.0 m/s. The cylinder then rolls without slipping to the top of a hill. The top of the hill is a vertical height of 6.00 m above the bottom of the hill. What is the translational velocity of the center of mass of the cylinder when the cylinder reaches the top of the hill?

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