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10
Angular Chapter Momentum
Conceptual Problems
1
True or false:
(a) If two vectors are exactly opposite in direction, their cross product must be
zero.
(b) The magnitude of the cross product of 2 vectors is at a minimum when the two
vectors are perpendicular.
(c) Knowing the magnitude of the cross product of two nonzero vectors and their
individual magnitudes uniquely determines the angle between them.
Determine the Concept The cross product of vectors A and B is defined to be
A B = AB sin n where n is a unit vector normal to the plane defined by A and
B.
(a) True. If A and B are in opposite direction, then sin = sin(180) = 0.
(b) False. If A and B are perpendicular, then sin = sin(90) = 1 and the cross
product of A and B is a maximum.
A B
(c) False. = sin 1
AB , because of the magnitude of A B , gives the
reference angle associated with A B .
2
Consider two nonzero vectors A and B . Their cross product has the
greatest magnitude if A and B are (a) parallel, (b) perpendicular, (c) antiparallel,
(d) at an angle of 45 to each other.
Determine the Concept The cross product of the vectors A and B is defined to
be A B = AB sin n where n is a unit vector normal to the plane defined by
A and B . Hence, the cross product is a maximum when sin = 1. This condition
is satisfied provided A and B are perpendicular. (b) is correct.
3
by F ?
What is the angle between a force F and a torque vector produced
Determine the Concept Because = r F = rF sin n , where n is a unit vector
normal to the plane defined by r and F , the angle between F and is 90.
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4
A particle of mass m is moving with a constant speed v along a straight
line that passes through point P. What can you say about the angular momentum
of the particle relative to point P? (a) Its magnitude is mv. (b) Its magnitude is
zero. (c) Its magnitude changes sign as the particle passes through point P. (d) It
varies in magnitude as the particle approaches point P.
Determine the Concept L and p are related according to L = r p. Because the
motion is along a line that passes through point P, r = 0 and so is L.
(b) is
correct.
5
[SSM] A particle travels in a circular path and point P is at the
center of the circle. (a) If the particles linear momentum p is doubled without
changing the radius of the circle, how is the magnitude of its angular momentum
about P affected? (b) If the radius of the circle is doubled but the speed of the
particle is unchanged, how is the magnitude of its angular momentum about P
affected?
Determine the Concept L and p are related according to L = r p.
(a) Because L is directly proportional to p , L is doubled.
(b) Because L is directly proportional to r , L is doubled.
6
A particle moves along a straight line at constant speed. How does its
angular momentum about any fixed point vary with time?
Determine the Concept We can determine how the angular momentum of the
particle about any fixed point varies with time by examining the derivative of the
cross product of r and p .
The angular momentum of the
particle is given by:
L=rp
Differentiate L with respect to time
to obtain:
dL dp dr
= r + p
dt dt
dt
Because p = mv ,
dr
=v:
dt
dp
= Fnet , and
dt
(
)
dL
= r Fnet + (v p )
dt
(1)
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Because the particle moves along a
straight line at constant speed:
Fnet = 0 r Fnet = 0
Because v and p (= mv ) are parallel:
v p =0
Substitute in equation (1) to obtain:
dL
= 0 L does not change in time.
dt
7
True or false: If the net torque on a rotating system is zero, the angular
velocity of the system cannot change. If your answer is false, give an example of
such a situation.
False. The net torque acting on a rotating system equals the change in the
systems angular momentum; that is, net = dL dt where L = I. Hence, if net is
zero, all we can say for sure is that the angular momentum (the product of I and
) is constant. If I changes, so must . An example is a high diver going from a
tucked to a layout position.
8
You are standing on the edge of a frictionless turntable that is
initially rotating When you catch a ball that was thrown in the same direction that
you are moving, and on a line tangent to the edge of the turntable. Assume you do
not move relative to the turntable. (a) Does the angular speed of the turntable
increase, decrease, or remain the same during the catch? (b) Does the magnitude
of your angular momentum (about the rotation axis of the table) increase,
decrease, or remain the same after the catch? (c) How does the balls angular
momentum (relative to the center of the table) change after the catch? (d) How
does the total angular momentum of the system you-table-ball (about the rotation
axis of the table) change after the catch?
Determine the Concept You can apply conservation of angular momentum to the
you-table-ball system to answer each of these questions.
(a) Because the ball is moving in the same direction that you are moving, your
angular speed will increase when you catch it.
(b) The ball has angular momentum relative to the rotation axis of the table before
you catch it and so catching it increases your angular momentum relative to the
rotation axis of the table.
(c) The ball will slow down as a result of your catch and so its angular momentum
relative to the center of the table will decrease.
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(d) Because there is zero net torque on the you-table-ball system, its angular
momentum remains the same.
9
If the angular momentum of a system about a fixed point P is constant,
which one of the following statements must be true?
(a) No torque about P acts on any part of the system.
(b) A constant torque about P acts on each part of the system.
(c) Zero net torque about P acts on each part of the system.
(d) A constant external torque about P acts on the system.
(e) Zero net external torque about P acts on the system.
Determine the Concept If L is constant, we know that the net torque acting on
the system is zero. There may be multiple constant or time-dependent torques
acting on the system as long as the net torque is zero. (e ) is correct.
10
A block sliding on a frictionless table is attached to a string that passes
through a narrow hole through the tabletop. Initially, the block is sliding with
speed v0 in a circle of radius r0. A student under the table pulls slowly on the
string. What happens as the block spirals inward? Give supporting arguments for
your choice. (The term angular momentum refers to the angular momentum about
a vertical axis through the hole.) (a) Its energy and angular momentum are
conserved. (b) Its angular momentum is conserved and its energy increases. (c) Its
angular momentum is conserved and its energy decreases. (d) Its energy is
conserved and its angular momentum increases. (e) Its energy is conserved and its
angular momentum decreases.
Determine the Concept The pull that the student exerts on the block is at right
angles to its motion and exerts no torque (recall that = r F and = rF sin ).
Therefore, we can conclude that the angular momentum of the block is conserved.
The student does, however, do work in displacing the block in the direction of the
radial force and so the blocks energy increases. (b) is correct.
11
[SSM] One way to tell if an egg is hardboiled or uncooked without
breaking the egg is to lay the egg flat on a hard surface and try to spin it. A
hardboiled egg will spin easily, while an uncooked egg will not. However, once
spinning, the uncooked egg will do something unusual; if you stop it with your
finger, it may start spinning again. Explain the difference in the behavior of the
two types of eggs.
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Determine the Concept The hardboiled egg is solid inside, so everything rotates
with a uniform angular speed. By contrast, when you start an uncooked egg
spinning, the yolk will not immediately spin with the shell, and when you stop it
from spinning the yolk will initially continue to spin.
12
Explain why a helicopter with just one main rotor has a second smaller
rotor mounted on a horizontal axis at the rear as in Figure 10-40. Describe the
resultant motion of the helicopter if this rear rotor fails during flight.
Determine the Concept The purpose of the second smaller rotor is to prevent the
body of the helicopter from rotating. If the rear rotor fails, the body of the
helicopter will tend to rotate on the main axis due to angular momentum being
conserved.
13
The spin angular momentum vector for a spinning wheel is parallel
with its axle and is pointed east. To cause this vector to rotate toward the south, it
is necessary to exert a force on the east end of the axle in which direction? (a) up,
(b) down, (c) north, (d) south, (e) east.
Determine the Concept The vector L = Lf Li (and the torque that is
responsible for this change in the direction of the angular momentum vector) is
initially points to the south and eventually points south-west. One can use a righthand rule to determine the direction of this torque, and hence the force exerted on
the east end of the axle, required to turn the angular momentum vector from east
to south. Letting the fingers of your right hand point east, rotate your wrist until
your thumb points south. Note that fingers, which point in the direction of the
force that must be exerted on the east end of the axle, points upward. (a ) is
correct.
14
You are walking toward the north and with your left hand you are
carrying a suitcase that contains a massive spinning wheel mounted on an axle
attached to the front and back of the case. The angular velocity of the gyroscope
points north. You now begin to turn to walk toward the south. As a result, the
front end of the suitcase will (a) resist your attempt to turn it and will try to
maintain its original orientation, (b) resist your attempt to turn and will pull to the
west, (c) rise upward, (d) dip downward, (e) show no effect whatsoever.
Determine the Concept In turning toward the south, you redirect the angular
momentum vector from north to south by exerting a torque on the spinning wheel.
The force that you must exert to produce this torque (use a right-hand rule with
your thumb pointing either east of north or west of north and note that your
fingers point upward) is upward. That is, the force you exert on the front end of
the suitcase is upward and the force the suitcase exerts on you is downward.
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Consequently, the front end of the suitcase will dip downward. (d ) is correct.
15
[SSM] The angular momentum of the propeller of a small singleengine airplane points forward. The propeller rotates clockwise if viewed from
behind. (a) Just after liftoff, as the nose lifts and the airplane tends to veer to one
side. To which side does it veer and why? (b) If the plane is flying horizontally
and suddenly turns to the right, does the nose of the plane tend to move up or
down? Why?
(a) The plane tends to veer to the right. The change in angular momentum Lprop
for the propeller is up, so the net torque on the propeller is up as well. The
propeller must exert an equal but opposite torque on the plane. This downward
torque exerted on the plane by the propeller tends to cause a downward change in
the angular momentum of the plane. This means the plane tends to rotate
clockwise as viewed from above.
(b) The plane tends to veer downward. The change in angular momentum Lprop
for the propeller is to the right, so the net torque on the propeller is toward the
right as well. The propeller must exert an equal but opposite torque on the plane.
This leftward directed torque exerted by the propeller on the plane tends to cause
a leftward-directed change in angular momentum for the plane. This means the
plane tends to rotate clockwise as viewed from the right.
16
You have designed a car that is powered by the energy stored in a
single flywheel with a spin angular momentum L . In the morning, you plug the
car into an electrical outlet and a motor spins the flywheel up to speed, adding a
huge amount of rotational kinetic energy to itenergy that will be changed into
translational kinetic energy of the car during the day. Having taken a physics
course involving angular momentum and torques, you realize that problems
would arise during various maneuvers of the car. Discuss some of these problems.
For example, suppose the flywheel is mounted so L points vertically upward
when the car is on a horizontal road. What would happen as the car travels over a
hilltop? Through a valley? Suppose the flywheel is mounted so L points forward,
or to one side, when the car is on a horizontal road. Then what would happen as
the car attempts to turn to the left or right? In each case that you examine,
consider the direction of the torque exerted on the car by the road.
Determine the Concept If L points up and the car travels over a hill or through a
valley, the force the road exerts on the wheels on one side (or the other) will
increase and car will tend to tip. If L points forward and the car turns left or right,
the front (or rear) of the car will tend to lift. These problems can be averted by
having two identical flywheels that rotate on the same shaft in opposite directions.
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17
[SSM] You are sitting on a spinning piano stool with your arms
folded. (a) When you extend your arms out to the side, what happens to your
kinetic energy? What is the cause of this change? (b) Explain what happens to
your moment of inertia, angular speed and angular momentum as you extend your
arms.
Determine the Concept The rotational kinetic energy of the you-stool system is
L2
2
1
given by K rot = 2 I =
. Because the net torque acting on the you-stool
2I
system is zero, its angular momentum L is conserved.
(a) Your kinetic energy decreases. Increasing your moment of inertia I while
conserving your angular momentum L decreases your kinetic energy
K = L2 (2 I ) .
(b) Extending your arms out to the side increases your moment of inertia I s and
decreases your angular speed. The angular momentum of the system is
unchanged.
18
A uniform rod of mass M and length L rests on a horizontal
frictionless table. A blob of putty of mass m = M/4 moves along a line
perpendicular to the rod, strikes the rod near its end, and sticks to the rod.
Describe qualitatively the subsequent motion of the rod and putty.
Determine the Concept The center of mass of the rod-and-putty system moves in
a straight line, and the system rotates about its center of mass.
Estimation and Approximation
19
[SSM] An ice skater starts her pirouette with arms outstretched,
rotating at 1.5 rev/s. Estimate her rotational speed (in revolutions per second)
when she brings her arms tight against her body.
Picture the Problem Because we have no information regarding the mass of the
skater, well assume that her body mass (not including her arms) is 50 kg and that
each arm has a mass of 4.0 kg. Lets also assume that her arms are 1.0 m long and
that her body is cylindrical with a radius of 20 cm. Because the net external torque
acting on her is zero, her angular momentum will remain constant during her
pirouette.
Because the net external torque
acting on her is zero:
L = Lf Li = 0
or
I arms in armsin I arms out arms out = 0 (1)
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Express her total moment of inertia
with her arms out:
I arms out = I body + I arms
Treating her body as though it is
cylindrical, calculate the moment of
inertia of her body, minus her arms:
I body = 1 mr 2 =
2
Modeling her arms as though they
are rods, calculate their moment of
inertia when she has them out:
I arms = 2 1 (4 kg ) (1.0 m )
3
Substitute to determine her total
moment of inertia with her arms out:
I arms out = 1.00 kg m 2 + 2.67 kg m 2
Express her total moment of inertia
with her arms in:
I arms in = I body + I arms
1
2
(50 kg ) (0.20 m )2
= 1.00 kg m 2
[
2
= 2.67 kg m 2
= 3.67 kg m 2
obtain:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate arms in :
[
= 1.00 kg m 2 + 2 (4.0 kg )(0.20 m )
= 1.32 kg m
Solve equation (1) for arms in to
]
arms in =
arms in =
I arms out
I arms in
2
2
arms out
3.67 kg m 2
(1.5 rev/s)
1.32 kg m 2
4 rev/s
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Estimate the ratio of angular velocities for the rotation of a diver
between the full tuck position and the full-layout position.
Picture the Problem Because the net external torque acting on the diver is zero,
the divers angular momentum will remain constant as she rotates from the full
tuck to the full layout position. Assume that, in layout position, the diver is a thin
rod of length 2.5 m and that, in the full tuck position, the diver is a sphere of
radius 0.50 m.
Because the net external torque
acting on the diver is zero:
L = Llayout Ltuck = 0
or
I layout layout I tuck tuck = 0
]
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Solving for the ratio of the angular
velocities yields:
tuck I layout
=
layout I tuck
Substituting for the moment of
inertia of a thin rod relative to an
axis through its center of mass and
the moment of inertia of a sphere
relative to its center of mass and
simplifying yields:
1
tuck 12 m 2 5 2
=2
=
layout 5 mr 2 24r 2
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate tuck layout :
2
5(2.5 m )
tuck
=
5
layout 24(0.50 m )2
21
Mars and Earth have nearly identical lengths of days. Earths mass is
9.35 times Mars mass, its radius is 1.88 times Mars radius, and Mars orbital
radius is, on average, 1.52 times greater than Earths orbital radius. The Martian
year is 1.88 times longer than Earths year. Assume they are both uniform spheres
and their orbits about the Sun are circles. Estimate the ratio (Earth to Mars) of
(a) their spin angular momenta, (b) their spin kinetic energies, (c) their orbital
angular momenta, and (d) their orbital kinetic energies.
Picture the Problem We can use the definitions of spin angular momentum, spin
kinetic energy, orbital angular momentum, and orbital kinetic energy to evaluate
these ratios.
(a) The ratio of the spin angular
momenta of Earth and Mars is:
LE
L
M
I
=EE
spin I M M
Because Mars and Earth have nearly
identical lengths of days, E M:
LE
L
M
I
E
spin I M
Substituting for the moments of
inertia and simplifying yields:
LE
L
M
2
M R2
M R
25 E E = E E
2
spin 5 M M RM M M RM
Substitute numerical values for the
L
ratios and evaluate E :
L
M spin
LE
L
M
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spin
(b) The ratio of the spin kinetic
energies of Earth and Mars is:
KE
K
M
2
1
I 2
2 I E E
=1
=EE
2
2
spin 2 I M M I M M
2
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Because Mars and Earth have nearly
identical lengths of days, E M:
KE
K
M
I
E
spin I M
Substituting for the moments of
inertia and simplifying yields:
KE
K
M
2
2
M R
5 M E RE
2
= E E
2
spin 5 M M RM M M RM
Substitute numerical values for the
K
ratios and evaluate E :
K
M spin
KE
K
M
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spin
(c) Treating Earth and Mars as point
objects, the ratio of their orbital
angular momenta is:
LE
L
M
I
=EE
orb I M M
Substituting for the moments of
inertia and angular speeds yields:
2
M E rE2
T
LE
E
=
L
M orb M r 2 2
M M
TM
where rE and rM are the radii of the
orbits of Earth and Mars, respectively.
Simplify to obtain:
LE
L
M
M r
= E E
orb M M rM
Substitute numerical values for the
L
three ratios and evaluate E :
L
M orb
LE
L
M
1
= (9.35)
(1.88) 8
1.52
orb
(d) The ratio of the orbital kinetic
energies of Earth and Mars is:
KE
K
M
2
TM
T
E
2
2
2
1
2 I E E
=
2
1
orb 2 I M M
Substituting for the moments of inertia and angular speeds and simplifying
yields:
2
KE
K
M
orb
2
Mr
T
E = M E rE
=
2
M r
2
M M
2
M M rM
T
M
2
EE
2
TM
T
E
2
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Substitute numerical values for the
K
ratios and evaluate E :
K
M orb
KE
K
M
2
1
2
= (9.35)
(1.88) 14
1.52
orb
22
The polar ice caps contain about 2.3 1019 kg of ice. This mass
contributes negligibly to the moment of inertia of Earth because it is located at the
poles, close to the axis of rotation. Estimate the change in the length of the day
that would be expected if the polar ice caps were to melt and the water were
distributed uniformly over the surface of Earth.
Picture the Problem The change in the length of the day is the difference
between its length when the ice caps have melted and the water has been
distributed over the surface of the Earth and the length of the day before the ice
caps melt. Because the net torque acting on the Earth during this process is zero,
angular momentum is conserved and we can relate the angular speed (which are
related to the length of the day) of the Earth before and after the ice caps melt to
the moments of inertia of the Earth-plus-spherical shell the ice caps melt.
Express the change in the length of a
day as:
T = Tafter Tbefore
Because the net torque acting on the
Earth during this process is zero,
angular momentum is conserved:
L = Lafter Lbefore = 0
Substituting for Lafter and Lbefore
yields:
Because = 2 T :
(I
sphere
+ I shell ) after I sphere before = 0
(I
sphere
+ I shell )
2
2
I sphere
=0
Tafter
Tbefore
or, simplifying,
I sphere + I shell I sphere
=0
Tafter
Tbefore
Solve for Tafter to obtain:
(1)
I
Tafter = 1 + shell Tbefore
I
sphere
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Substituting for Tafter in equation (1)
and simplifying yields:
Substitute for Ishell and Isphere and
simplify to obtain:
I
T = 1 + shell Tbefore Tbefore
I
sphere
I
= shell Tbefore
I sphere
T =
mr 2
5m
=
Tbefore
T
2 before
2
3M E
5 M E RE
2
3
Substitute numerical values and evaluate T:
(
(
)
)
5 2.3 1019 kg
24 h 3600 s
T =
1 d
= 0.55 s
24
3 5.98 10 kg
d
h
23
[SSM] A 2.0-g particle moves at a constant speed of 3.0 mm/s
around a circle of radius 4.0 mm. (a) Find the magnitude of the angular
momentum of the particle. (b) If L = ( + 1) , where is an integer, find the
value of ( + 1) and the approximate value of . (c) By how much does change
if the particles speed increases by one-millionth of a percent, nothing else
changing? Use your result to explain why the quantization of angular momentum
is not noticed in macroscopic physics.
Picture the Problem We can use L = mvr to find the angular momentum of the
particle. In (b) we can solve the equation L = ( + 1) for ( + 1) and the
approximate value of .
(a) Use the definition of angular momentum to obtain:
L = mvr = (2.0 10 3 kg )(3.0 10 3 m/s )(4.0 10 3 m ) = 2.40 10 8 kg m 2 /s
= 2.4 10 8 kg m 2 /s
(b) Solve the equation
L = ( + 1) for ( + 1) :
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate ( + 1) :
L2
(
+ 1) =
(
2.40 108 kg m 2 /s
+ 1) =
1.05 0134 J s
2
= 5.2 1052
(1)
2
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Because >>1, approximate its
value with the square root of
( + 1) :
2.3 10 26
(c) The change in is:
=
If the particles speed increases by
one-millionth of a percent while
nothing else changes:
v v + 10 8 v = (1 + 10 8 )v
and
L L + 108 L = 1 + 108 L
new
new
(
new
new
=
)
[(1 + 10 )L]
+ 1) =
8
and
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate :
(2)
(
Equation (1) becomes:
Substituting in equation (2) yields:
2
2
(1 + 10 )L
8
new
(1 + 10 )L L = 10
8
8
L
2.40 10 8 kg m 2 /s
= 10 8
1.05 0134 J s
= 2.3 1018
and
=
2.3 1018
10 6 %
2.3 10 26
The quantization of angular momentum is not noticed in macroscopic physics
because no experiment can detect a fractional change in of 10 6 % .
24 Astrophysicists in the 1960s tried to explain the existence and structure
of pulsarsextremely regular astronomical sources of radio pulses whose periods
ranged from seconds to milliseconds. At one point, these radio sources were given
the acronym LGM, standing for Little Green Men, a reference to the idea that
they might be signals of extraterrestrial civilizations. The explanation given today
is no less interesting. Consider the following. Our Sun, which is a fairly typical
star, has a mass of 1.99 1030 kg and a radius of 6.96 108 m. Although it does
not rotate uniformly, because it isnt a solid body, its average rate of rotation is
about 1 rev/25 d. Stars larger than the Sun can end their life in spectacular
explosions called supernovae, leaving behind a collapsed remnant of the star
called a neutron star. Neutron stars have masses comparable to the original
masses of the stars, but radii of only a few kilometers! The high rotation rates are
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due to the conservation of angular momentum during the collapse. These stars
emit beams of radio waves. Because of the rapid angular speed of the stars, the
beam sweeps past Earth at regular, very short, intervals. To produce the observed
radio-wave pulses, the star has to rotate at rates from about 1 rev/s to 1000 rev/s.
(a) Using data from the textbook, estimate the rotation rate of the Sun if it were to
collapse into a neutron star of radius 10 km. The Sun is not a uniform sphere of
gas and its moment of inertia is given by I = 0.059MR2. Assume that the neutron
star is spherical and has a uniform mass distribution. (b) Is the rotational kinetic
energy of our Sun greater or smaller after the collapse? By what factor does it
change, and where does the energy go to or come from?
Picture the Problem We can use conservation of angular momentum in Part (a)
to relate the before-and-after collapse rotation rates of the sun. In Part (b), we can
express the fractional change in the rotational kinetic energy of the Sun as it
collapses into a neutron star to decide whether its rotational kinetic energy is
greater initially or after the collapse.
(a) Use conservation of angular
momentum to relate the angular
momenta of the Sun before and after
its collapse:
I bb = I aa a =
Ib
b
Ia
(1)
Using the given formula, approximate the moment of inertia Ib of the Sun before
collapse:
(
)(
)
2
2
I b = 0.059 MRsun = 0.059 1.99 1030 kg 6.96 105 km = 5.69 10 46 kg m 2
Find the moment of inertia Ia of the
Sun when it has collapsed into a
spherical neutron star of radius
10 km and uniform mass
distribution:
2
I a = 5 MR 2
Substitute numerical values in
equation (1) and simplify to obtain:
5.69 10 46 kg m 2
a =
b
7.96 1037 kg m 2
=
2
5
(1.99 10
30
)
kg (10 km )
2
= 7.96 1037 kg m 2
= 7.15 108 b
Given that b = 1 rev/25 d, evaluate
a:
1 rev
= 2.86 rev/d
25 d
a = 7.15 108
= 2.9 107 rev/d
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Note that the rotational period decreases by the same factor of Ib/Ia and becomes:
Ta =
2
a
=
2
= 3.0 10 3 s
rev 2 rad 1d
1h
2.86 107
d
rev
24 h 3600 s
(b) Express the fractional change in
the Suns rotational kinetic energy as
a consequence of its collapse:
K K a K b K a
=
=
1
Kb
Kb
Kb
Substituting for the kinetic energies
and simplifying yields:
I 2
K 1 I a a2
2
=1
1 = a a2 1
2
K b 2 I b b
I b b
Substitute numerical values and evaluate K/Kb:
2
7
K
1
2.86 10 rev/d
1 = 7.1 108
=
8
K b 7.15 10 1rev/25 d
That is, the rotational kinetic energy increases by a factor of approximately
7108. The additional rotational kinetic energy comes at the expense of
gravitational potential energy, which decreases as the Sun gets smaller.
25
The moment of inertia of Earth about its spin axis is approximately
8.03 1037 kgm2. (a) Because Earth is nearly spherical, assume that the moment
of inertia can be written as I = CMR2, where C is a dimensionless constant,
M = 5.98 1024 kg is the mass of Earth, and R = 6370 km is its radius. Determine
C. (b) If the earths mass were distributed uniformly, C would equal 2/5. From the
value of C calculated in Part (a), is Earths density greater near its center or near
its surface? Explain your reasoning.
Picture the Problem We can solve I = CMR 2 for C and substitute numerical
values in order to determine an experimental value of C for the earth. We can then
compare this value to those for a spherical shell and a sphere in which the mass is
uniformly distributed to decide whether the earths mass density is greatest near
its core or near its crust.
(a) Express the moment of inertia of
Earth in terms of the constant C:
I = CMR 2 C =
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate C:
C=
I
MR 2
8.03 1037 kg m 2
2
5.98 1024 kg (6370 km )
(
= 0.331
)
976 Chapter 10
(b) If all of the mass were in the
crust, the moment of inertia of Earth
would be that of a thin spherical
shell:
I spherical shell = 2 MR 2
3
If the mass of Earth were uniformly
distributed throughout its volume, its
moment of inertia would be:
I solid sphere = 2 MR 2
5
Because experimentally C < 0.4, the mass density must be greater near the center
of Earth..
26 Estimate Timothy Goebels initial takeoff speed, rotational velocity,
and angular momentum when he performs a quadruple Lutz (Figure 10-41). Make
any assumptions you think reasonable, but justify them. Goebels mass is about
60 kg and the height of the jump is about 0.60 m. Note that his angular speed will
change quite a bit during the jump, as he begins with arms outstretched and pulls
them in. Your answer should be accurate to within a factor of 2, if youre careful.
Picture the Problem Well assume that he launches himself at an angle of 45
with the horizontal with his arms spread wide, and then pulls them in to increase
his rotational speed during the jump. Well also assume that we can model him as
a 2.0-m long cylinder with an average radius of 0.15 m and a mass of 60 kg. We
can then find his take-off speed and air time using constant-acceleration
equations, and use the latter, together with the definition of rotational velocity, to
find his initial rotational velocity. Finally, we can apply conservation of angular
momentum to find his initial angular momentum.
Using a constant-acceleration
equation, relate his takeoff speed v0
to his maximum elevation y:
Solving for v0 and simplifying
yields:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate v0:
2
v 2 = v0 y + 2a y y
or, because v0y = v0sin(45), v = 0, and
ay = g,
2
0 = v0 sin 2 45 2 gy
v0 =
2 gy
2 gy
=
2
sin 45 sin 45
v0 =
2 9.81m/s 2 (0.60 m )
sin45
(
= 4.9 m/s
Use its definition to express
Goebels angular velocity:
=
t
)
Angular Momentum 977
Use a constant-acceleration equation
to express Goebels air time t:
t = 2trise 0.6 m = 2
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate t:
t = 2
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate :
=
Use conservation of angular
momentum to relate his take-off
angular velocity 0 to his average
angular velocity as he performs a
quadruple Lutz:
I 00 = I
Assuming that he can change his
moment of inertia by a factor of 2 by
pulling his arms in, solve for and
evaluate 0:
0 =
Express his take-off angular
momentum:
L0 = I 00
Assuming that we can model him as
a solid cylinder of length with an
average radius r and mass m,
express his moment of inertia with
arms drawn in (his take-off
configuration):
I 0 = 2 1 mr 2 = mr 2
2
where the factor of 2 represents our
assumption that he can double his
moment of inertia by extending his
arms.
Substitute for I0 to obtain:
L0 = mr 20
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate L0:
L0 = (60 kg ) (0.15 m ) (18 rad/s )
2y
g
2(0.60 m )
= 0.699 s
9.81 m/s 2
4 rev 2 rad
= 36 rad/s
0.699 s
rev
1
I
= (36 rad/s ) = 18 rad/s
I0
2
(
)
2
= 24 kg m 2 /s
The Cross Product and the Vector Nature of Torque and Rotation
27
[SSM] A force of magnitude F is applied horizontally in the negative
x direction to the rim of a disk of radius R as shown in Figure 10-42. Write F and
r in terms of the unit vectors , j , and k , and compute the torque produced by
i
this force about the origin at the center of the disk.
978 Chapter 10
Picture the Problem We can express F and r in terms of the unit vectors i and
and then use the definition of the cross product to find .
j
Express F in terms of F and the unit
vector i :
F = Fi
Express r in terms of R and the unit
j
vector :
r = R
j
Calculate the cross product of r and
F:
= r F = FR i = FR i
j
j
(
)
()
= FRk
28
Compute the torque about the origin of the gravitational force
acting on a particle of mass m located at r = x i + y j and show that this
F = mgj
torque is independent of the y coordinate.
Picture the Problem We can find the torque from the cross product of r and F .
Compute the cross product of
r and F :
(
)(
)
j
= mgx(i ) mgy ( )
jj
= r F = xi + y mg
j
j
= mgxk
Find A B for the following choices: (a) A = 4 and B = 6 + 6 j ,
i
i
i
i
i
(b) A = 4 and B = 6 + 6 k , and (c) A = 2 + 3 j and B = 3i + 2 j .
29
Picture the Problem We can use the definitions of the cross products of the unit
j
vectors i , , and k to evaluate A B in each case.
(a) Evaluate A B for A = 4 i and
j
B = 6i + 6 :
(
)
()()
A B = 4 i 6i + 6
j
j
= 24 i i + 24 i
= 24(0 ) + 24k
= 24k
Angular Momentum 979
(
)
()()
j
= 24(0 ) + 24( )
(b) Evaluate A B for A = 4 i and
B = 6i + 6k :
A B = 4i 6i + 6 k
= 24 i i + 24 i k
j
= 24
(
)( )
()( )( )
()
= 6(0 ) + 4(k )+ 9( k ) + 6(0 )
A B = 2i + 3 3i + 2
j
j
j
j
= 6 i i + 4 i + 9 i
jj
+ 6
(c) Evaluate A B for
j
j
A = 2 i + 3 and B =3 i + 2 :
= 5k
30
For each case in Problem 31, compute A B . Compare it to A B to
estimate which of the pairs of vectors are closest to being perpendicular. Verify
your answers by calculating the angle using the dot product.
Picture the Problem Because A B = A B sin , if vectors A and B are
perpendicular, then A B = A B or
A B
AB
= 1 . The dot product of vectors
A and B is A B = A B cos . We can verify our estimations using this definition
to calculate for each pair of vectors.
(a) For A = 4 i and B = 6 i + 6 :
j
A B
AB
=
(
) 24k
=
=
(4)(6 2 ) 24 2
j
4i 6i + 6
1
2
0.707
and the vectors A and B are not
perpendicular.
The angle between A and B is:
= cos 1
(
4i 6i + 6
j
= cos 1
24 2
AB
A B
)
24
= 45,
24 2
a result confirming that obtained above.
= cos 1
980 Chapter 10
(b) For A = 4 i and B = 6 i + 6 k :
A B
AB
=
( ) 24 j
=
=
(4)(6 2 )
24 2
4i 6i + 6k
1
2
0.707
and the vectors A and B are not
perpendicular.
The angle between A and B is:
= cos 1
(
4 i 6 i + 6k
= cos 1
24 2
AB
A B
)
24
= 45,
24 2
a result confirming that obtained above.
= cos 1
j
(c) For A = 2 i + 3 and
B =3 i + 2 :
j
A B
AB
=
(2i + 3 j ) (3i + 2 j )
13 13
=
5k
13
5
0.385
13
and the vectors A and B are not
perpendicular.
=
The angle between A and B is:
= cos 1
A B
AB
(
)(
)
2i + 3 3i + 2
j
j
= cos 1
13 13
12
= cos 1 = 23,
13
a result confirming that obtained above.
While none of these sets of vectors are perpendicular, those in (a) and (b) are the
closest, with = 45, to being perpendicular.
31 A particle moves in a circle that is centered at the origin. The particle has
position r and angular velocity . (a) Show that its velocity is given by v = r .
(b) Show that its centripetal acceleration is given by ac = v = ( r ) .
Angular Momentum 981
Picture the Problem Let r be in the
xy plane and point in the +x
direction. Then points in the +z
direction. We can establish the
results called for in this problem by
forming the appropriate cross
products and by differentiating v .
(a) Express using unit vector
notation:
=k
Express r using unit vector notation:
r = ri
Form the cross product of and r :
r = k r i = r k i = r
j
= v
j
()
and v = r
(b) Differentiate v with respect to t to express a :
dv d
d
dr d
= ( r ) =
r +
=
r + v = a t + ( r )
dt dt
dt
dt dt
= a t + ac
a=
where a c = ( r ) and a t and a c are the tangential and centripetal
accelerations, respectively.
32
You are given three vectors and their components in the form:
+ a j + a k , B = b + b j + b k , and C = c i + c j + c k . Show that the
A = ax i
y
z
xi
y
z
x
y
z
(
)
(
)
(
following equalities hold: A B C = C A B = B C A
)
Picture the Problem We can establish these equalities by carrying out the details
of the cross- and dot-products and comparing the results of these operations.
Evaluate the cross product of B and C to obtain:
B C = (b y c z bz c y )i + (bz c x bx c z ) + (bx c y b y c x )k
j
Form the dot product of A with B C to obtain:
(
)
A B C = a x b y c z a x bz c y + a y bz c x a y bx c z + a z bx c y a z b y c x
(1)
982 Chapter 10
Evaluate the cross product of A and B to obtain:
A B = (a y bz a z b y )i + (a z bx a x bz ) + (a x b y a y bx )k
j
Form the dot product of C with A B to obtain:
(
)
C A B = c x a y bz c x a z b y + c y a z bx c y a x bz + c z a x b y c z a y bx
(2)
Evaluate the cross product of C and A to obtain:
C A = (c y a z a z a y )i + (c z a x a x a z ) + (c x a y a y a x )k
j
Form the dot product of B with C A to obtain:
(
)
B C A = bx c y a z bx c z a y + b y c z a x b y c x a z + bz c x a y bz c y a x
(3)
The equality of equations (1), (2), and (3) establishes the equalities.
33
If A = 3 , A B = 9i , and A B = 12, find B .
j
Picture the Problem We can write B in the form B = B x i + B y + B z k and use
j
the dot product of A and B to find By and their cross product to find Bx and Bz.
Express B in terms of its
components:
B = Bx i + B y + Bz k
j
Evaluate A B :
A B = 3B y = 12 By = 4
Evaluate A B :
A B = 3 Bx i + 4 + Bz k
j
j
= 3B k + 3B i
(
x
Because A B = 9 i :
)
z
Bx = 0 and Bz = 3.
Substitute for By and Bz in equation
(1) to obtain:
(1)
B = 4 + 3k
j
34
If A = 4 , Bz = 0, B = 5, and A B = 12k , determine B .
i
Picture the Problem Because Bz = 0, we can express B as B = B x i + B y and
j
form its cross product with A to determine Bx and By.
Angular Momentum 983
Express B in terms of its
components:
B = Bx i + B y
j
Express A B :
A B = 4i Bx i + B y = 4 B y k = 12k
j
Solving for By yields:
By = 3
Relate B to Bx and By:
2
B 2 = B x2 + B y
Solve for and evaluate Bx:
2
Bx = B 2 B y = 5 2 32 = 4
Substitute for Bx and By in equation
(1) to obtain:
B = 4i + 3
j
35
(1)
(
)
(
)
Given three noncoplanar vectors A , B , and C , show that A B C
is the volume of the parallelepiped formed by the three vectors.
Picture the Problem Let, without loss of generality, the vector C lie along the x
axis and the vector B lie in the xy plane as shown below to the left. The diagram to
the right shows the parallelepiped spanned by the three vectors. We can apply the
definitions of the cross- and dot-products to show that A B C is the volume of
the parallelepiped.
(
Express the cross-product of B and
C:
)
()
B C = (BC sin ) k
and
B C = (B sin )C
= area of the parallelogram
984 Chapter 10
Form the dot-product of A with the
cross-product of B and C to obtain:
(
)
A B C = A(B sin )C cos
= (BC sin )( A cos )
= (area of base )(height )
= Vparallelepiped
36 Using the cross product, prove the law of sines for the triangle shown
in Figure 10-43. That is, if A, B, and C are the lengths of each side of the triangle,
show that A/sin a = B/sin b = C/sin c.
Picture the Problem Draw the
triangle using the three vectors as
shown below. Note that A + B = C .
We can find the magnitude of the cross
product of A and B and of A and
C and then use the cross product of A
and C , using A + B = C, to show that
B
C
AC sin b = AB sin c or
=
.
sin b sin c
Proceeding similarly, we can extend
the law of sines to the third side of the
triangle and the angle opposite it.
c
r
A
r
B
a
b
r
C
Express the magnitude of the cross
product of A and B :
A B = AB sin (180 c ) = AB sin c
Express the magnitude of the cross
product of A and C :
A C = AC sin b
Form the cross product of A with
C to obtain:
A C = A A + B
(
)
= A A + A B
= A B
because A A = 0 .
Because A C = A B :
AC = A B
and
AC sin b = AB sin c
Simplify and rewrite this expression
to obtain:
B
C
=
sin b sin c
Angular Momentum 985
Proceed similarly to extend this
result to the law of sines:
A
B
C
=
=
sin a sin b sin c
Torque and Angular Momentum
37
[SSM] A 2.0-kg particle moves directly eastward at a constant speed
of 4.5 m/s along an east-west line. (a) What is its angular momentum (including
direction) about a point that lies 6.0 m north of the line? (b) What is its angular
momentum (including direction) about a point that lies 6.0 m south of the line?
(c) What is its angular momentum (including direction) about a point that lies 6.0
m directly east of the particle?
Picture the Problem The angular momentum of the particle is L = r p where
r is the vector locating the particle relative to the reference point and p is the
particles linear momentum.
(a) The magnitude of the particles
angular momentum is given by:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate L:
L = rp sin = rmv sin = mv(r sin )
L = (2.0 kg )(4.5 m/s )(6.0 m )
= 54 kg m 2 /s
Use a right-hand rule to establish
the direction of L :
L = 54 kg m 2 /s, upward
(b) Because the distance to the line
along which the particle is moving is
the same, only the direction of
L differs:
L = 54 kg m 2 /s, downward
(c) Because r p = 0 for a point on
the line along which the particle is
moving:
L= 0
38
You observe a 2.0-kg particle moving at a constant speed of
3.5 m/s in a clockwise direction around a circle of radius 4.0 m. (a) What is its
angular momentum (including direction) about the center of the circle? (b) What
is its moment of inertia about an axis through the center of the circle and
perpendicular to the plane of the motion? (c) What is the angular velocity of the
particle?
986 Chapter 10
Picture the Problem The angular momentum of the particle is L = r p where
r is the vector locating the particle relative to the reference point and p is the
particles linear momentum.
(a) The magnitude of the particles
angular momentum is given by:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate the magnitude of L:
Use a right-hand rule to establish
the direction of L :
(b) Treat the 2.0-kg particle as a
point particle to obtain:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate I:
(c) Because L = I, the angular
speed of the particle is the ratio of its
angular momentum and its moment
of inertia:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate :
L = rp sin = rmv sin = mv(r sin )
L = (2.0 kg ) (3.5 m/s ) (4.0 m )
= 28 kg m 2 /s
L = 28 kg m 2 /s, away from you
I = mr 2
I = (2.0 kg )(4.0 m ) = 32 kg m 2
2
=
L
I
28 kg m 2 /s
=
= 0.88 rad/s 2
2
32 kg m
39
(a) A particle moving at constant velocity has zero angular momentum
about a particular point. Use the definition of angular momentum to show that
under this condition the particle is moving either directly toward or directly away
from the point. (b) You are a right-handed batter and let a waist-high fastball go
past you without swinging. What is the direction of its angular momentum
relative to your navel? (Assume the ball travels in a straight horizontal line as it
passes you.)
Picture the Problem L and p are related according to L = r p. If L = 0, then
examination of the magnitude of r p will allow us to conclude that sin = 0 and
that the particle is moving either directly toward the point, directly away from the
point, or through the point.
Angular Momentum 987
(a) Because L = 0:
r p = r mv = mr v = 0
or
r v = 0
Express the magnitude of r v :
r v = rv sin = 0
Because neither r nor v is zero:
sin = 0
where is the angle between r and v .
Solving for yields:
= sin 1 (0) = 0 or 180
(b) Use the right-hand rule to establish that the balls angular momentum is
downward.
40
A particle that has a mass m is traveling with a constant velocity v
along a straight line that is a distance b from the origin O (Figure 10-44). Let dA
be the area swept out by the position vector from O to the particle during a time
interval dt. Show that dA/dt is constant and is equal to L 2m , where L is the
magnitude of the angular momentum of the particle about the origin.
Picture the Problem We can use the formula for the area of a triangle to find the
area swept out at t = t1, add this area to the area swept out in time dt, and then
differentiate this expression with respect to time to obtain the given expression for
dA/dt.
Express the area swept out at t = t1:
A1 = 1 br1 cos 1 = 1 bx1
2
2
where l is the angle between r1 and
v and x1 is the component of r1 in the
direction of v .
The area swept out at t = t1 + dt is:
A = A1 + dA
Substitute for A1 to obtain:
A = A1 + dA = 1 b( x1 + dx )
2
Because dx = vdt:
A = 1 b( x1 + vdt )
2
Differentiate A with respect to t to
obtain:
dA 1 dx 1
= 2b
= 2 bv = constant
dt
dt
988 Chapter 10
Because rsin = b:
1
2
bv =
=
1
2
(r sin )v =
1
(rp sin )
2m
L
2m
41
A 15-g coin that has a diameter of 1.5 cm is spinning at 10 rev/s about
a fixed vertical axis. The coin is spinning on edge with its center directly above
the point of contact with the tabletop. As you look down on the tabletop, the coin
spins clockwise. (a) What is the angular momentum (including direction) of the
coin about its center of mass? Model the coin as a thin disk with a radius R. (To
find the moment of inertia about the axis, see Table 9-1.) (b) What is its angular
momentum (including direction) about a point on the tabletop 10 cm from the
axis? (c) Now the coins center of mass travels in a straight line east across the
tabletop at 5.0 cm/s, in addition to spinning the same way as in part (a). What is
the angular momentum (including direction) of the coin about a point on the line
of motion of the center of mass? (d) When it is both spinning and sliding, what is
the angular momentum of the coin (including direction) about a point 10 cm north
of the line of motion of the center of mass?
Picture the Problem We can find the total angular momentum of the coin from
the sum of its spin and orbital angular momenta.
(a) The spin angular momentum of
the coin is:
Lspin = Ispin
From Table 9-1, for L negligible
compared to R:
I = 1 MR 2
4
Substitute for I to obtain:
Lspin = 1 MR 2spin
4
Substitute numerical values and evaluate Lspin:
Lspin =
1
4
(0.015 kg )(0.0075 m )2 10 rev 2 rad = 1.33 10 5 kg m 2 /s
Use a right-hand rule to establish
the direction of Lspin :
(b)The total angular momentum of
the coin is the sum of its orbital and
spin angular momenta:
s
rev
Lspin =
1.3 10 5 kg m 2 /s, away
from you
Ltotal = Lorbital + Lspin
Angular Momentum 989
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate Ltotal:
Use a right-hand rule to establish
the direction of Ltotal :
(c) Because Lorbital = 0 :
Ltotal = 0 + Lspin = 1.3 10 5 kg m 2 /s
Ltotal =
Ltotal
1.3 10 5 kg m 2 /s, away
from you
1.3 10 5 kg m 2 /s, away
=
from you
(d) When it is both spinning and
sliding, the total angular momentum
of the coin is:
Ltotal = Lorbital + Lspin
The orbital angular momentum of
the coin is:
Lorbital = MvR
The spin angular momentum of the
coin is:
Lspin = I spin spin = 1 MR 2spin
4
Substituting for Lorbital and Lspin yields:
Ltotal = MvR + 1 MR 2spin
4
Substitute numerical values and evaluate Ltotal :
Ltotal = (0.015 kg )(0.050 m/s )(0.10 m )
rev 2 rad
2
+ 1 (0.015 kg )(0.0075 m ) 10
4
s
rev
= 8.8 10 5 kg m 2 /s, pointing toward you
42 (a) Two stars of masses m1 and m2 are located at r 1 and r 2 relative to
some origin O, as shown in Figure 10-45. They exert equal and opposite
attractive gravitational forces on each other. For this two-star system, calculate
the net torque exerted by these internal forces about the origin O and show that it
is zero only if both forces lie along the line joining the particles. (b)The fact that
the Newtons third-law pair of forces are not only equal and oppositely directed
but also lie along the line connecting the two objects is sometimes called the
strong form of Newtons third law. Why is it important to add that last phrase?
Hint: Consider what would happen to these two objects if the forces were offset
from each other.
990 Chapter 10
Picture the Problem Both the forces acting on the particles exert torques with
respect to an axis perpendicular to the page and through point O and the net
torque about this axis is their vector sum.
net = i = r1 F1 + r2 F2
(a) The net torque about an axis
perpendicular to the page and
through point O is given by:
or, because F2 = F1 ,
Because r1 r2 points along F1 :
net = (r1 r2 ) F1 = 0
i
net = (r1 r2 ) F1
(b) If the forces are not along the same line, there will be a net torque (but still no
net force) acting on the system. This net torque would cause the system to
accelerate angularly, contrary to observation, and hence makes no sense
physically.
43
A 1.8-kg particle moves in a circle of radius 3.4 m. As you look down
on the plane of its orbit, it is initially moving clockwise. If we call the clockwise
direction positive, its angular momentum relative to the center of the circle varies
with time according to L(t ) = 10 N m s (4.0 N m ) t . (a) Find the magnitude and
direction of the torque acting on the particle. (b) Find the angular velocity of the
particle as a function of time.
Picture the Problem The angular momentum of the particle changes because a
net torque acts on it. Because we know how the angular momentum depends on
time, we can find the net torque acting on the particle by differentiating its
angular momentum. We can use a constant-acceleration equation and Newtons
2nd law to relate the angular speed of the particle to its angular acceleration.
(a) The magnitude of the torque
acting on the particle is the rate at
which its angular momentum
changes:
net =
dL
dt
Evaluate dL/dt to obtain:
net =
d
[10 N m s (4.0 N m ) t ]
dt
= 4.0 N m
Note that, because L decreases as the
particle rotates clockwise, the angular
acceleration and the net torque are both
upward.
Angular Momentum 991
Lorbital
I orbital
(b) The angular speed of the particle
is given by:
orbital =
Treating the 1.8-kg particle as a
point particle, express its moment of
inertia relative to an axis through the
center of the circle and normal to it:
I orbital = MR 2
Substitute for I orbital and Lorbital to
orbital =
obtain:
10 N m s (4.0 N m ) t
MR 2
Substitute numerical values and evaluate orbital:
10 N m s (4.0 N m ) t
= 0.48 rad/s (0.19 rad/s 2 )t
2
(1.8 kg )(3.4 m )
Note that the direction of the angular velocity is downward.
orbital =
44
You are designing a lathe motor and part of it consists of a uniform
cylinder whose mass is 90 kg and radius is 0.40 m that is mounted so that it turns
without friction on its axis, which is fixed. The cylinder is driven by a belt that
wraps around its perimeter and exerts a constant torque. At t = 0, the cylinders
angular velocity is zero. At t = 25 s, its angular speed is 500 rev/min. (a) What is
the magnitude of its angular momentum at t = 25 s? (b) At what rate is the angular
momentum increasing? (c) What is the magnitude of the torque acting on the
cylinder? (d) What is the magnitude of the frictional force acting on the rim of the
cylinder?
Picture the Problem The angular momentum of the cylinder changes because a
net torque acts on it. We can find the angular momentum at t = 25 s from its
definition and the magnitude of the net torque acting on the cylinder from the rate
at which the angular momentum is changing. The magnitude of the frictional
force acting on the rim can be found using the definition of torque.
L = I = 1 mr 2
2
(a) The angular momentum of the
cylinder is given by:
Substitute numerical values and evaluate L:
L=
1
2
(90 kg )(0.40 m )2 500 rev 2 rad 1 min = 377 kg m 2 /s
= 3.8 10 2 kg m 2 /s
min
rev
60 s
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(
)
(b) The rate at which the angular
momentum of the cylinder is
increasing is given by:
dL 377 kg m 2 /s
=
= 15 kg m 2 /s 2
dt
25 s
(c) Because the torque acting on the
uniform cylinder is constant, the rate
of change of the angular momentum
is constant and hence the
instantaneous rate of change of the
angular momentum at any instant is
equal to the average rate of change
over the time during which the
torque acts:
=
(d) The magnitude of the frictional
force f acting on the rim is:
= 15 kg m 2 /s 2
dL
= 15 kg m 2 /s 2
dt
f=
=
15.1kg m 2 /s 2
= 38 N
0.40 m
45
[SSM] In Figure 10-46, the incline is frictionless and the string
passes through the center of mass of each block. The pulley has a moment of
inertia I and radius R. (a) Find the net torque acting on the system (the two
masses, string, and pulley) about the center of the pulley. (b)Write an expression
for the total angular momentum of the system about the center of the pulley.
Assume the masses are moving with a speed v. (c) Find the acceleration of the
masses by using your results for Parts (a) and (b) and by setting the net torque
equal to the rate of change of the systems angular momentum.
Picture the Problem Let the system include the pulley, string, and the blocks and
assume that the mass of the string is negligible. The angular momentum of this
system changes because a net torque acts on it.
(a) Express the net torque about
the center of mass of the pulley:
net = Rm2 g sin Rm1 g
= Rg (m2 sin m1 )
where we have taken clockwise to be
positive to be consistent with a positive
upward velocity of the block whose
mass is m1 as indicated in the figure.
(b) Express the total angular
momentum of the system about an
axis through the center of the pulley:
L = I + m1vR + m2 vR
I
= vR 2 + m1 + m2
R
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(c) Express as the time derivative
of the angular momentum:
=
Equate this result to that of Part (a)
and solve for a to obtain:
a=
dL d I
= vR 2 + m1 + m2
dt dt R
I
= aR 2 + m1 + m2
R
g (m2 sin m1 )
I
+ m1 + m2
R2
46
Figure 10-47 shows the rear view of a space capsule that was left
rotating rapidly about its longitudinal axis at 30 rev/min after a collision with
another capsule. You are the flight controller and have just moments to tell the
crew how to stop this rotation before they become ill from the rotation and the
situation becomes dangerous. You know that they have access to two small jets
mounted tangentially at a distance of 3.0 m from the axis, as indicated in the
figure. These jets can each eject 10 g/s of gas with a nozzle speed of 800 m/s.
Determine the length of time these jets must run to stop the rotation. In flight, the
moment of inertia of the ship about its axis (assumed constant) is known to be
4000 kgm2.
Picture the Problem The forces resulting from the release of gas from the jets
will exert a torque on the spaceship that will slow and eventually stop its rotation.
We can relate this net torque to the angular momentum of the spaceship and to the
time the jets must fire.
L
Relate the firing time of the jets to
the desired change in angular
momentum:
t =
Express the magnitude of the net
torque exerted by the jets:
I
net = 2 FR
Letting m/t represent the mass of
gas per unit time exhausted from the
jets, relate the force exerted by the
gas on the spaceship to the rate at
which the gas escapes:
Substituting for F yields:
F=
net
=
net
m
v
t '
net = 2vR
m
t '
(1)
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Substitute for net in equation (1) to
obtain:
t =
I
m
2vR
t '
Substitute numerical values and evaluate t:
rev
min
(4000 kg m ) 30 min 2 rad 160 s
rev
=
t =
2(10 kg/s )(800 m/s )(3.0 m )
2
2
2.6 102 s
47
A projectile (mass M) is launched at an angle with an initial speed v0.
Considering the torque and angular momentum about the launch point, explicitly
show that dL/dt = . Ignore the effects of air resistance. (The equations for
projectile motion are found in Chapter 3.)
Picture the Problem We can use constant-acceleration equations to express the
projectiles position and velocity coordinates as functions of time. We can use
these coordinates to express the particles position and velocity vectors r and v .
Using its definition, we can express the projectiles angular momentum L as a
function of time and then differentiate this expression to obtain dL dt . Finally, we
can use the definition of the torque, relative to an origin located at the launch
position, the gravitational force exerts on the projectile to express and complete
the demonstration that dL dt = .
Using its definition, express the
angular momentum vector L of the
projectile:
L = r mv
Using constant-acceleration
equations, express the position
coordinates of the projectile as a
function of time:
x = v0 x t = (v0 cos )t
and
y = y 0 + v0 y t + 1 a y t 2
2
Express the projectiles position
vector r :
r = [(v0 cos )t ]i + (v0 sin )t 1 gt 2
j
2
Using constant-acceleration
equations, express the velocity of the
projectile as a function of time:
v x = v0 x = v0 cos
and
v y = v0 y + a y t = v0 sin gt
Express the projectiles velocity
vector v :
v = [v0 cos ]i + [v0 sin gt ]
j
(1)
= (v0 sin )t 1 gt 2
2
[
]
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Substituting in equation (1) and simplifying yields:
{
[
]} {
}
L = [(V cos )t ]i + (V sin )t 1 gt 2 m [V cos ]i + [V sin gt ]
j
j
2
= ( 1 mgt 2V cos )k
2
Differentiate L with respect to t to
obtain:
(
)
dL d 1
=
2 mgt 2V cos k
dt dt
= ( mgtV cos ) k
(2)
Using its definition, express the torque acting on the projectile:
j
j
j
= r ( mg ) = [(v0 cos )t ]i + [(v0 sin )t 1 gt 2 ] ( mg )
2
= ( mgtV cos )k
Comparing equations (2) and (3) we
see that:
(3)
dL
=
dt
Conservation of Angular Momentum
48
A planet moves in an elliptical orbit about the sun with the sun at one
focus of the ellipse as in Figure 10-48. (a) What is the torque about the center of
the Sun due to the gravitational force of attraction of the Sun on the planet? (b) At
position A, the planet has an orbital radius r1 and is moving with a speed v1
perpendicular to the line from the sun to the planet. At position B, the planet has
an orbital radius r2 and is moving with speed v2, again perpendicular to the line
from the sun to the planet. What is the ratio of v1 to v2 in terms of r1 and r2?
Picture the Problem Let m represent the mass of the planet and apply the
definition of torque to find the torque produced by the gravitational force of
attraction. We can use Newtons 2nd law of motion in the form = dL dt to show
that L is constant and apply conservation of angular momentum to the motion of
the planet at points A and B.
(a) Express the torque produced by
the gravitational force of attraction of
the sun for the planet:
= r F = 0 because F acts along
(b) Because = 0 :
dL
= 0 L = r mv = constant
dt
the direction of r .
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Noting that at points A and B
r v = rv , express the relationship
r1v1 = r2 v2
v1
r
=2
v2
r1
between the distances from the sun
and the speeds of the planets:
49
[SSM] You stand on a frictionless platform that is rotating at an
angular speed of 1.5 rev/s. Your arms are outstretched, and you hold a heavy
weight in each hand. The moment of inertia of you, the extended weights, and the
platform is 6.0 kgm2. When you pull the weights in toward your body, the
moment of inertia decreases to 1.8 kgm2. (a) What is the resulting angular speed
of the platform? (b) What is the change in kinetic energy of the system?
(c) Where did this increase in energy come from?
Picture the Problem Let the system consist of you, the extended weights, and the
platform. Because the net external torque acting on this system is zero, its angular
momentum remains constant during the pulling in of the weights.
Ii
i
If
(a) Using conservation of angular
momentum, relate the initial and
final angular speeds of the system to
its initial and final moments of
inertia:
I i i I f f = 0 f =
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate f :
6.0 kg m 2
(1.5 rev/s) = 5.0 rev/s
f =
1.8 kg m 2
(b) Express the change in the kinetic
energy of the system:
K = K f K i = 1 I f f2 1 I ii2
2
2
Substitute numerical values and evaluate K:
(
)
2
(
)
rev 2 rad 1
rev 2 rad
2
K = 1.8 kg m 5.0
2 6.0 kg m 1.5
s
rev
s
rev
1
2
2
2
= 0.62 kJ
(c) Because no external agent does work on the system, the energy comes from
your internal energy.
50
A small blob of putty of mass m falls from the ceiling and lands on the
outer rim of a turntable of radius R and moment of inertia I0 that is rotating freely
with angular speed 0 about its vertical fixed-symmetry axis. (a) What is the postcollision angular speed of the turntable-putty system? (b) After several turns, the
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blob flies off the edge of the turntable. What is the angular speed of the turntable
after the blobs departure?
Picture the Problem Let the system consist of the blob of putty and the turntable.
Because the net external torque acting on this system is zero, its angular
momentum remains constant when the blob of putty falls onto the turntable.
I0
0 (1)
If
(a) Using conservation of angular
momentum, relate the initial and
final angular speeds of the turntable
to its initial and final moments of
inertia and solve for f:
I 0 0 I f f = 0 f =
Express the final rotational inertia of
the turntable-plus-blob:
I f = I 0 + I blob = I 0 + mR 2
Substitute for If in equation (1) and
simplify to obtain:
f =
I0
0 =
I 0 + mR 2
1
0
mR 2
1+
I0
(b) If the blob flies off tangentially to the turntable, its angular momentum doesnt
change (with respect to an axis through the center of turntable). Because there is
no external torque acting on the blob-turntable system, the total angular
momentum of the system will remain constant and the angular momentum of the
turntable will not change. The turntable will continue to spin at ' = f .
51
[SSM] A Lazy Susan consists of a heavy plastic cylinder mounted
on a frictionless bearing resting on a vertical shaft. The cylinder has a radius
R = 15 cm and mass M = 0.25 kg. A cockroach (mass m = 0.015 kg) is on the
Lazy Susan, at a distance of 8.0 cm from the center. Both the cockroach and the
Lazy Susan are initially at rest. The cockroach then walks along a circular path
concentric with the center of the Lazy Susan at a constant distance of 8.0 cm from
the axis of the shaft. If the speed of the cockroach with respect to the Lazy Susan
is 0.010 m/s, what is the speed of the cockroach with respect to the room?
Picture the Problem Because the net external torque acting on the Lazy Susancockroach system is zero, the net angular momentum of the system is constant
(equal to zero because the Lazy Susan is initially at rest) and we can use
conservation of angular momentum to find the angular velocity of the Lazy
Susan. The speed of the cockroach relative to the floor vf is the difference
between its speed with respect to the Lazy Susan and the speed of the Lazy Susan
at the location of the cockroach with respect to the floor.
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Relate the speed of the cockroach
with respect to the floor vf to the
speed of the Lazy Susan at the
location of the cockroach:
vf = v r
(1)
Use conservation of angular
momentum to obtain:
LLS LC = 0
(2)
Express the angular momentum of
the Lazy Susan:
LLS = I LS = 1 MR 2
2
Express the angular momentum of
the cockroach:
v
LC = I CC = mr 2
r
Substitute for LLS and LC in equation
(2) to obtain:
1
2
Solving for yields:
Substitute for in equation (1) to
obtain:
v
MR 2 mr 2 = 0
r
=
2mrv
MR 2 + 2mr 2
2mr 2 v
vf = v
MR 2 + 2mr 2
Substitute numerical values and evaluate vf:
2(0.015 kg )(0.080 m ) (0.010 m/s )
vf = 0.010 m/s
= 10 mm/s
(0.25 m )(0.15 m )2 + 2(0.015 kg )(0.080 m )2
2
52
Two disks of identical mass but different radii (r 2r) and are spinning
on frictionless bearings at the same angular speed 0 but in opposite directions
(Figure 10-49). The two disks are brought slowly together. The resulting frictional
force between the surfaces eventually brings them to a common angular velocity.
(a) What is the magnitude of that final angular velocity in terms of 0? (b) What
is the change in rotational kinetic energy of the system? Explain.
Picture the Problem The net external torque acting on this system is zero and so
we know that angular momentum is conserved as these disks are brought together.
Let the numeral 1 refer to the disk to the left and the numeral 2 to the disk to the
right. Let the angular momentum of the disk with the larger radius be positive.
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(a) Using conservation of angular
momentum, relate the initial angular
speeds of the disks to their common
final speed and to their moments of
inertia:
Solving for f yields:
Express I1 and I2:
I i i = I f f
or
I 1 0 I 2 0 = (I 1 + I 2 ) f
I1 I 2
0
I1 + I 2
f =
(1)
I 1 = 1 m(2r ) = 2mr 2
2
2
and
I 2 = 1 mr 2
2
Substitute for I1 and I2 in equation (1)
and simplify to obtain:
2mr 2 1 mr 2
2
0 =
2mr 2 + 1 mr 2
2
f =
(b) The change in kinetic energy of
the system is given by:
K = K f K i
The initial kinetic energy of the
system is the sum of the kinetic
energies of the two disks:
K =
Substitute for f from part (a) and
simplify to obtain:
K =
Noting that the quantity in brackets is
Ki, substitute to obtain:
0
K i = K1 + K 2
Substituting for Kf and Ki in equation
(2) yields:
3
5
K = 16 K i
25
(2)
2
2
= 1 I1 0 + 1 I 2 0
2
2
=
1
2
(I1 + I 2 ) 02
1
2
(I1 + I 2 ) f2 1 (I1 + I 2 ) 02
2
3
(I1 + I 2 )( 5 0 )2 1 (I1 + I 2 ) 02
2
2
16 1
= 25 [2 ( I1 + I 2 ) 0 ]
1
2
The frictional force between the surfaces is responsible for some of the initial
kinetic energy being converted to thermal energy as the two disks come together.
53
A block of mass m sliding on a frictionless table is attached to a string
that passes through a narrow hole through the center of the table. The block is
sliding with speed v0 in a circle of radius r0. Find (a) the angular momentum of
the block, (b) the kinetic energy of the block, and (c) the tension in the string.
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(d) A student under the table now slowly pulls the string downward. How much
work is required to reduce the radius of the circle from r0 to r0/2?
Picture the Problem (a) and (b) We can express the angular momentum and
kinetic energy of the block directly from their definitions. (c) The tension in the
string provides the centripetal force required for the uniform circular motion and
can be expressed using Newtons 2nd law. (d) Finally, we can use the work-kinetic
energy theorem to express the work required to reduce the radius of the circle by a
factor of two.
(a) Express the initial angular
momentum of the block:
L0 = r0 mv0
(b) Express the initial kinetic energy
of the block:
K0 =
(c) Using Newtons 2nd law, relate
the tension in the string to the
centripetal force required for the
circular motion:
(d) Use the work-kinetic energy
theorem to relate the required work
to the change in the kinetic energy of
the block:
Substitute the result from Part (a)
and simplify to obtain:
1
2
2
mv0
T = Fc = m
2
v0
r0
W = K = K f K 0 =
L2
L2
f
0
2I f 2I0
L2
L2
L2 1
0
0
=
= 0
2If 2I0
2 If I0
2
L0
1
2 L2
0
=
=
2
2
1
2 m( 2 r0 ) mr0
3 mr02
2
W = 2 mv0
3
54 A 0.20-kg point mass moving on a frictionless horizontal surface is
attached to a rubber band whose other end is fixed at point P. The rubber band
exerts a force whose magnitude is F = bx, where x is the length of the rubber band
and b is an unknown constant. The rubber band force points inward towards P.
The mass moves along the dotted line in Figure 10-50. When it passes point A, its
velocity is 4.0 m/s, directed as shown. The distance AP is 0.60 m and BP is 1.0 m.
(a) Find the speed of the mass at points B and C. (b) Find b.
Picture the Problem Because the force exerted by the rubber band is parallel to
the position vector of the point mass, the net external torque acting on it is zero
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and we can use the conservation of angular momentum to determine the speeds of
the ball at points B and C. Well use mechanical energy conservation to find b by
relating the kinetic and elastic potential energies at A and B.
(a) Use conservation of momentum
to relate the angular momenta at
points A, B and C:
L A = LB = LC
or
mv A rA = mv B rB = mvC rC
(1)
rA
rB
Solve for vB in terms of v A :
vB = v A
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate vB :
v B = (4.0 m/s )
Solve equation (1) for vC in terms of
vA :
vC = v A
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate vC :
vC = (4.0 m/s )
(b) Use conservation of mechanical
energy between points A and B to
relate the kinetic energy of the point
mass and the energy stored in the
stretched rubber band:
E = E A E B = 0
or
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
2 mv A + 2 brA 2 mv B 2 brB = 0
0.60 m
= 2.4 m/s
1.0 m
rA
rC
0.60 m
= 4.0 m/s
0.60 m
b=
Solving for b yields:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate b:
2
2
m(vB v A )
2
rA rB2
b=
(0.20 kg )[(2.4 m/s)2 (4.0 m/s)2 ]
(0.60 m )2 (1.0 m )2
= 3 N/m
*Quantization of Angular Momentum
55
[SSM]
The z component of the spin of an electron is 1 , but the
2
magnitude of the spin vector is 0.75 . What is the angle between the electrons
spin angular momentum vector and the positive z-axis?
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z
Picture the Problem The electrons
spin angular momentum vector is
related to its z component as shown
in the diagram. The angle between
s and the positive z-axis is .
5r
0.7
r
s
1r
2
Express in terms of to obtain:
= 180
Using trigonometry, relate the
magnitude of s to its z component:
= cos 1
Substitute for in the expression for
to obtain:
= 180 cos 1
0.75
1
2
= 125
0.75
1
2
56
Show that the energy difference between one rotational state of a
molecule and the next higher state is proportional to + 1.
Picture the Problem Equation 10-29a describes the quantization of rotational
energy. We can show that the energy difference between a given state and the
next higher state is proportional to + 1 by using Equation 10-27a to express the
energy difference.
From Equation 10-29a we have:
Using this equation, express the
difference between one rotational
state and the next higher state:
K=
(
+ 1)E 0 r
E = ( + 1)( + 2)E0 r
(
+ 1)E0 r
= 2( + 1)E0 r
57
[SSM] You work in a bio-chemical research lab, where you are
investigating the rotational energy levels of the HBr molecule. After consulting
the periodic chart, you know that the mass of the bromine atom is 80 times that of
the hydrogen atom. Consequently, in calculating the rotational motion of the
molecule, you assume, to a good approximation, that the Br nucleus remains
stationary as the H atom (mass 1.67 1027 kg) revolves around it. You also know
that the separation between the H atom and bromine nucleus is 0.144 nm.
Calculate (a) the moment of inertia of the HBr molecule about the bromine
nucleus, and (b) the rotational energies for the bromine nucleuss ground state
(lowest energy) = 0, and the next two states of higher energy (called the first and
second excited states) described by = 1, and = 2.
Angular Momentum 1003
Picture the Problem The rotational energies of HBr molecule are related to
and E 0 r according to K = ( + 1)E 0 r where E0 r = 2 2 I .
(a) Neglecting the motion of the
bromine molecule:
I HBr mp r 2 = mH r 2
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate IHBr:
I HBr 1.67 10 27 kg 0.144 10 9 m
(
)(
)
2
= 3.463 10 47 kg m 2
= 3.46 10 47 kg m 2
(b) Relate the rotational energies to
and E 0 r :
K=
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate E 0 r :
E0 r =
Evaluate E0 to obtain:
Evaluate E1 to obtain:
2
E0 = K 0 = 1.00 meV
E1 = K1 = (1 + 1)(1.003 meV )
(
+ 1)E 0 r where E0 r =
(1.055 10
2(3.463 10
34
2 I HBr
)
2
J s
47
2I
kg m 2
1eV
= 1.607 1022 J
1.602 1019 J
= 1.003 meV
2
=
)
= 2.01meV
Evaluate E2 to obtain:
E 2 = K 2 = 2(2 + 1)(1.003 meV )
= 6.02 meV
58 The equilibrium separation between the nuclei of the nitrogen
molecule (N2, consisting of two nitrogen atoms) is 0.110 nm and the mass of each
nitrogen nucleus is 14.0 u, where u = 1.66 1027 kg. For rotational energies, the
total energy is due to rotational kinetic energy. (a) Approximate the nitrogen
molecule as a rigid dumbbell of two equal point masses and calculate the moment
of inertia about its center of mass. (b) Find the energy E of the lowest three
energy levels using E = K = ( + 1) 2 / (2 I ). (c) Molecules emit a particle (or
quantum) of light called a photon when they make a transition from a higher
energy state to a lower one. Determine the energy of a photon emitted when a
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nitrogen molecule drops from the = 2 to the = 1 state. Visible light photons
each have between about 2 and 3 eV of energy. Are these photons in the visible
region?
Picture the Problem We can use the definition of the moment of inertia of point
particles to calculate the rotational inertia of the nitrogen molecule. The rotational
energies of nitrogen molecule are related to
and E 0 r according to
E =K =
(
+ 1)E0 r where E0 r =
2
2I .
(a) Using a rigid dumbbell model,
express and evaluate the moment of
inertia of the nitrogen molecule
about its center of mass:
I N 2 = mi ri 2 = m N r 2 + m N r 2
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate I:
0.110 nm
I N2 = 2(14) 1.66 1027 kg
2
46
2
= 1.406 10 kg m
i
= 2m N r 2
(
)
= 1.41 1046 kg m 2
(b) Relate the rotational energies
to and E 0 r :
E =K =
(
+ 1)E0 r
where
E0 r =
2
2 I N2
(1.055 10
2(1.406 10
J s)
46
kg m 2 )
1eV
= 3.958 10 23 J
1.60 1019 J
= 0.2474 meV
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate E 0 r :
E0 r =
Evaluate E0 to obtain:
Evaluate E1 to obtain:
2
E0 = 0.247 meV
E1 = (1 + 1)(0.2474 meV )
34
= 0.495 meV
Evaluate E2 to obtain:
E 2 = 2(2 + 1)(0.2474 meV )
= 1.48 meV
2
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(c) The energy of a photon emitted
when a nitrogen molecule drops
from the = 2 to the = 1 state is:
E =2 =1 = E 2 E1
= 1.48 meV 0.495 meV
= 0.99 meV
No. This energy is too low to produce radiation in the visible portion of the
spectrum.
59 Consider a transition from a lower energy state to a higher one. That
is, the absorption of a quantum of energy resulting in an increase in the rotational
energy of an N2 molecule (see Problem 64). Suppose such a molecule, initially in
its ground rotational state, was exposed to photons each with energy equal to the
three times the energy of its first excited state. (a) Would the molecule be able to
absorb this photon energy? Explain why or why not and if it can, determine the
energy level to which it goes. (b) To make a transition from its ground state to its
second excited state requires how many times the energy of the first excited state?
Picture the Problem The rotational energies of a nitrogen molecule depend on
the quantum number according to E = L2 / 2 I = ( + 1) 2 / 2 I .
(a) No. None of the allowed values of E are equal to 3E0r .
= E 2 E0
(b) The upward transition from the
ground state to the second excited
state requires energy given by:
E
Set this energy difference equal to a
constant n times the energy of the 1st
excited state:
E 2 E0 = nE1 n =
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate n:
n=
= 0 = 2
E2 E0
E1
2(2 + 1)E0 r E0 r
= 2.5
(1 + 1)E0r
Collisions with Rotations
60
A 16.0-kg, 2.40-m-long rod is supported on a knife edge at its
midpoint. A 3.20-kg ball of clay is dropped from rest from a height of 1.20 m and
makes a perfectly inelastic collision with the rod 0.90 m from the point of support
(Figure 10-51). Find the angular momentum of the rod and clay system about the
point of support immediately after the inelastic collision.
Picture the Problem Let the zero of gravitational potential energy be at the
elevation of the rod. Because the net external torque acting on this system is zero,
1006 Chapter 10
we know that angular momentum is conserved in the collision. Well use the
definition of angular momentum to express the angular momentum just after the
collision and conservation of mechanical energy to determine the speed of the ball
just before it makes its perfectly inelastic collision with the rod.
Use conservation of angular
momentum to relate the angular
momentum before the collision to
the angular momentum just after the
perfectly inelastic collision:
Lf = Li = mvr
Use conservation of mechanical
energy to relate the kinetic energy of
the ball just before impact to its
initial potential energy:
Kf Ki + U f U i = 0
or, because Ki = Uf = 0,
Kf Ui = 0
(1)
mv 2 mgh = 0 v = 2 gh
Letting h represent the distance the
ball falls, substitute for K f and U i
to obtain:
1
2
Substituting for v in equation (1)
yields:
Lf = mr 2 gh
Substitute numerical values and evaluate Lf:
(
)
Lf = (3.20 kg )(0.90 m ) 2 9.81m/s 2 (1.20 m ) = 14 J s
61
[SSM] Figure 10-52 shows a thin uniform bar of length L and mass
M and a small blob of putty of mass m. The system is supported by a frictionless
horizontal surface. The putty moves to the right with velocity v , strikes the bar at
a distance d from the center of the bar, and sticks to the bar at the point of contact.
Obtain expressions for the velocity of the systems center of mass and for the
angular speed following the collision.
Picture the Problem The velocity of the center of mass of the bar-blob system
does not change during the collision and so we can calculate it before the collision
using its definition. Because there are no external forces or torques acting on the
bar-blob system, both linear and angular momentum are conserved in the collision.
Let the direction the blob of putty is moving initially be the +x direction. Let
lower-case letters refer to the blob of putty and upper-case letters refer to the bar.
The diagram to the left shows the blob of putty approaching the bar and the
diagram to the right shows the bar-blob system rotating about its center of mass
Angular Momentum 1007
and translating after the perfectly inelastic collision.
M
M
cm
d
m
ycm
vcm
d
r
v
The velocity of the center of mass
before the collision is given by:
Using its definition, express the
location of the center of mass
relative to the center of the bar:
Express the angular momentum,
relative to the center of mass, of
the bar-blob system:
Express the angular momentum
about the center of mass:
Using the parallel axis theorem,
express the moment of inertia of
the system relative to its center of
mass:
(M + m )v cm = mv + MV
or, because V = 0 ,
m
v cm =
v
M +m
(M + m ) ycm = md
ycm =
md
M +m
below the center of the bar.
Lcm = I cm =
Lcm
I cm
Lcm = mv(d ycm )
md mMvd
= mv d
=
M +m M +m
2
1
I cm = 12 ML2 + Mycm + m(d ycm )
Substitute for ycm and simplify to obtain:
I cm =
1
12
(1)
2
2
2
2 + M md + m d md = 1 ML2 + mMd
ML
12
M +m
M +m
M +m
2
1008 Chapter 10
Substitute for Icm and Lcm in equation
(1) and simplify to obtain:
=
1
12
mMvd
ML (M + m ) + Mmd 2
2
Remarks: You can verify the expression for Icm by letting m 0 to obtain
1
I cm = 12 ML2 and letting M 0 to obtain Icm = 0.
62 Figure 10-52 shows a thin uniform bar whose length is L and
mass is M and a compact hard sphere whose mass is m. The system is
supported by a frictionless horizontal surface. The sphere moves to the right
with velocity v , strikes the bar at a distance 1 L from the center of the bar.
4
The collision is elastic, and following the collision the sphere is at rest. Find
the value of the ratio m/M.
Picture the Problem Because there are no external forces or torques acting on
the bar-sphere system, both linear and angular momentum are conserved in the
collision. Kinetic energy is also conserved in the elastic collision of the hard
sphere with the bar. Let the direction the sphere is moving initially be the +x
direction Let lower-case letters refer to the compact hard sphere and upper-case
characters refer to the bar. Let unprimed characters refer to before the collision
and primed characters to after the collision. The diagram to the left shows the path
of the sphere before its collision with the bar and the diagram to the right shows
the sphere at rest after the collision and the bar rotating about its center of mass
and translating to the right.
M
M
cm
cm
r
V'
d= 1 L
4
m
m
r
v
Apply conservation of linear
momentum to the collision to obtain:
mv = 0 + MV ' V ' =
Apply conservation of angular
momentum to the collision to obtain:
mvd = 0 + I cm
m
v
M
(1)
(2)
Angular Momentum 1009
mv 2 = 0 + 1 MV '2 + 1 I cm 2
2
2
Apply conservation of mechanical
energy to the elastic collision to
obtain:
1
2
Use Table 9-1 to find the moment of
inertia of a thin bar about an axis
through its center:
1
I cm = 12 ML2
Substitute for I cm in equation (2) and
12vd m
1
mvd = 12 ML2 = 2
L M
simplify to obtain:
Substitute for I cm and V ' in equation
(3) and simplify to obtain:
(3)
2
m
1
mv = M v 2 + 12 ML2 2
M
2
Substituting for yields:
2
12vd m
m
1
mv = M v 2 + 12 ML2 2
M
L M
2
2
Solve this equation for
Because d = L/4:
m
to obtain:
M
m
=
M
m
=
M
1
d
1 + 12
L
2
1
1
1 + 12
4
2
=
4
7
63
Figure 10-53 shows a uniform rod whose length is L and whose mass
is M pivoted at the top. The rod, which is initially at rest, is struck by a particle
whose mass is m at a point x = 0.8L below the pivot. Assume that the particle
sticks to the rod. What must be the speed v of the particle so that following the
collision the maximum angle between the rod and the vertical is 90?
Picture the Problem Let the zero of gravitational potential energy be a distance x
below the pivot and ignore friction between the rod and the pivot. Because the net
external torque acting on the system is zero, angular momentum is conserved in
this perfectly inelastic collision. We can also use conservation of mechanical
energy to relate the initial kinetic energy of the system after the collision to its
potential energy at the top of its swing.
1010 Chapter 10
Using conservation of mechanical
energy, relate the rotational kinetic
energy of the system just after the
collision to its gravitational potential
energy when it has swung through
an angle :
K + U = 0
or, because Kf = Ui = 0,
Ki + Uf = 0
Substitute for Ki and Uf to obtain:
1 I 2
2
(1)
L
+ Mg + mgx (1 cos ) = 0
2
Apply conservation of momentum to
the collision:
Solving for yields:
L = Lf Li = 0
or
2
2
1
3 ML + (0.8 L ) m 0.8 Lmv = 0
[
]
=
Express the moment of inertia of
the system about the pivot:
1
3
0.8Lmv
ML2 + 0.64mL2
I = m(0.8L ) + 1 ML2
3
2
= 0.64mL2 + 1 ML2
3
Substitute equations (2) and (3) in equation (1) and simplify to obtain:
L
0.32(Lmv )
Mg + mg (0.8L )(1 cos ) = 0
2
2
1
2
3 ML + 0.64mL
2
(2)
(3)
Angular Momentum 1011
Solving for v yields:
v=
(0.5 M + 0.8m ) (1 ML2 + 0.64mL2 )g (1 cos )
3
0.32 Lm 2
Evaluate v for = 90 to obtain:
v=
(0.5 M + 0.8m )(1 ML2 + 0.64mL2 )g
3
0.32 Lm 2
64 If, for the system of Problem 69, L = 1.2 m, M = 0.80 kg, m = 0.30 kg,
and the maximum angle between the rod and the vertical following the collision is
60, find the speed of the particle before impact.
Picture the Problem Let the zero of
gravitational potential energy be a
distance x below the pivot and ignore
friction between the rod and pivot.
Because the net external torque acting
on the system is zero, angular
momentum is conserved in this
perfectly inelastic collision. We can
also use conservation of mechanical
energy to relate the initial kinetic
energy of the system after the collision
to its potential energy at the top of its
swing.
Using conservation of mechanical
energy, relate the rotational kinetic
energy of the system just after the
collision to its gravitational potential
energy when it has swung through
an angle :
Kf Ki + U f U i = 0
or, because Kf = Ui = 0,
Ki + U f = 0
Substitute for Ki and Uf to obtain:
L
1 I 2 + Mg + mgx (1 cos ) = 0
2
2
(1)
1012 Chapter 10
Apply conservation of momentum
to the collision:
Solving for yields:
L = Lf Li = 0
or
2
2
1
3 ML + (0.80 L ) m 0.80 Lmv = 0
(
)
=
0.80 Lmv
2
2
1
2 ML + 0.64mL
(2)
The moment of inertia of the system
about the pivot is:
I = m(0.80 L ) + 1 ML2
3
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate I:
I = [0.64(0.30 kg ) + 1 (0.80 kg )](1.2 m )
3
2
= (0.64m + 1 M ) L2
3
2
= 0.660 kg m 2
Substitute equation (2) in equation (1) and simplify to obtain:
L
0.32(Lmv )
+ Mg + 0.80 Lmg (1 cos ) = 0
I
2
2
Solving for v yields:
g (0.50 M + 0.80m )(1 cos )I
0.32 Lm 2
v=
Substitute numerical values and evaluate v for = 60 to obtain:
v=
(9.81m/s ) [0.50 (0.80 kg ) + (0.80)(0.30 kg )](0.50)(0.660 kg m ) =
2
2
0.32 (1.2 m )(0.30 kg )
2
7.7 m/s
65
A uniform rod is resting on a frictionless table when it is suddenly
struck at one end by a sharp horizontal blow in a direction perpendicular to the
rod. The mass of the rod is M and the magnitude of the impulse applied by the
blow is J. Immediately after the rod is struck, (a) what is the velocity of the
center of mass of the rod, (b) what is the velocity of the end that is struck, (c) and
what is the velocity of the other end of the rod? (d) Is there a point on the rod that
remains motionless?
Picture the Problem Let the length of the uniform stick be . We can use the
impulse-change in momentum theorem to express the velocity of the center of
mass of the stick. By expressing the velocity V of the end of the stick in terms of
the velocity of the center of mass and applying the angular impulse-change in
angular momentum theorem we can find the angular velocity of the stick and,
hence, the velocity of the end of the stick.
Angular Momentum 1013
(a) Apply the impulse-change in
momentum theorem to obtain:
J = p = p p0 = p
or, because p0 = 0 and p = Mvcm,
J
J = Mvcm vcm =
M
(b) Relate the velocity V of the end
of the stick to the velocity of the
center of mass vcm :
V = vcm + vrel to cm = vcm + ( 1
2
Relate the angular impulse to the
change in the angular momentum of
the stick:
J ( 1 ) = L = L L0 = I cm
2
or, because L0 = 0,
J ( 1 ) = I cm
2
Refer to Table 9-1 to find the
moment of inertia of the stick with
respect to its center of mass:
1
I cm = 12 M
Substitute for Icm in equation (2) to
obtain:
J (1
2
Substituting for in equation (1)
yields:
V=
(c) Relate the velocity V of the other
end of the stick to the velocity of the
center of mass vcm :
(1)
(2)
2
1
) = 12 M
2
=
6J
M
J 6J
4J
+
=
M M 2
M
V = vcm vrel to cm = vcm ( 1
2
=
)
)
J 6J
2J
=
M M 2
M
(d) Yes, one point remains motionless, but only for a very brief time.
66
A projectile of mass mp is traveling at a constant velocity v 0 toward a
stationary disk of mass M and radius R that is free to rotate about its axis O
(Figure 10-54). Before impact, the projectile is traveling along a line displaced a
distance b below the axis. The projectile strikes the disk and sticks to point B.
Model the projectile as a point mass. (a) Before impact, what is the total angular
momentum L0 of the disk-projectile system about the axis? Answer the following
questions in terms of the symbols given at the start of this problem. (b) What is
the angular speed of the disk-projectile system just after the impact? (c) What is
the kinetic energy of the disk-projectile system after impact? (d) How much
mechanical energy is lost in this collision?
Picture the Problem Because the net external torque acting on the system is zero,
angular momentum is conserved in this perfectly inelastic collision.
1014 Chapter 10
(a) Use its definition to express the
total angular momentum of the disk
and projectile just before impact:
L0 = mp v0 b
(b) Use conservation of angular
momentum to relate the angular
momenta just before and just after
the collision:
L0 = L = I =
L0
I
The moment of inertia of the diskprojectile after the impact is:
I = 1 MR 2 + mp R 2 =
2
1
2
Substitute for I in the expression for
to obtain:
=
(c) Express the kinetic energy of the
system after impact in terms of its
angular momentum:
L2
Kf =
=
2I 2
(M + 2m )R
2
p
2mp v0b
(M + 2m )R
2
p
(m v b)
2
p0
[ (M + 2m )R ]
=
2
1
2
p
(m v b)
2
p0
(M + 2m )R
2
p
(d) Express the difference between
the initial and final kinetic energies,
substitute, and simplify to obtain:
E = K i K f
(m v b)
(M + 2m )R
2
= mv
2
p0
1
2
p0
2
p
=
1
2
2m p b 2
m v 1
2
(M + 2mp )R
2
p0
67
[SSM] A uniform rod of length L1 and mass M equal to 0.75 kg is
supported by a hinge of negligible mass at one end and is free to rotate in the
vertical plane (Figure 10-55). The rod is released from rest in the position shown.
A particle of mass m = 0.50 kg is supported by a thin string of length L2 from the
hinge. The particle sticks to the rod on contact. What should be the ratio L2/L1 so
that max = 60 after the collision?
Picture the Problem Assume that there is no friction between the rod and the
hinge. Because the net external torque acting on the system is zero, angular
momentum is conserved in this perfectly inelastic collision. The rod, on its
downward swing, acquires rotational kinetic energy. Angular momentum is
conserved in the perfectly inelastic collision with the particle and the rotational
kinetic of the after-collision system is then transformed into gravitational potential
Angular Momentum 1015
energy as the rod-plus-particle swing upward. Let the zero of gravitational
potential energy be at a distance L1 below the pivot and use both angular
momentum and mechanical energy conservation to relate the distances L1 and L2
and the masses M and m.
Use conservation of energy to relate
the initial and final potential energy
of the rod to its rotational kinetic
energy just before it collides with the
particle:
Substitute for Kf, Uf, and Ui to
obtain:
Solving for yields:
Kf Ki + U f U i = 0
or, because Ki = 0,
Kf + U f Ui = 0
(
11
23
)
2
ML1 2 + Mg
=
L1
MgL1 = 0
2
3g
L1
Letting represent the angular
speed of the rod-and-particle system
just after impact, use conservation of
angular momentum to relate the
angular momenta before and after
the collision:
L = Lf Li = 0
or
2
2
2
1
1
3 ML1 + mL2 ' 3 ML1 = 0
Solve for to obtain:
2
ML1
'= 1
2
2
3 ML1 + mL2
Use conservation of energy to relate
the rotational kinetic energy of the
rod-plus-particle just after their
collision to their potential energy
when they have swung through an
angle max:
Kf Ki + U f U i = 0
(
)(
1
3
)
1016 Chapter 10
Because Kf = 0:
1 I '2 + Mg ( 1 L1 )(1 cos max ) + mgL2 (1 cos max ) = 0
2
2
Express the moment of inertia of the
system with respect to the pivot:
Substitute for max, I and in
equation (1):
Simplify to obtain:
(1)
2
I = 1 ML1 + mL2
2
3
(
)
g1
22
3 ML1
L1
= Mg ( 1 L1 ) + mgL2
2
2
1
ML1 + mL2
2
3
3
3
L1 = 2
m2
m
L1 L2 + 3L2 L1 + 6 L3
2
2
M
M
Let = m/M and = L2/L1 to obtain:
6 2 3 + 3 2 + 2 1 = 0
Substitute for and simplify to
obtain the cubic equation in :
8 3 + 9 2 + 4 3 = 0
Use the solver function* of your
calculator to find the only real value
of :
= 0.36
Remarks: Most graphing calculators have a solver feature. One can solve
the cubic equation using either the graph and trace capabilities or the
solver feature. The root given above was found using SOLVER on a TI-85.
68
A uniform rod that has a length L1 equal to 1.2 m and a mass M equal
to 2.0 kg is supported by a hinge at one end and is free to rotate in the vertical
plane (Figure 10-55). The rod is released from rest in the position shown. A
particle whose mass is m is supported by a thin string that has a length L2 equal to
0.80 m from the hinge. The particle sticks to the rod on contact, and after the
collision the rod continues to rotate until max = 37. (a) Find m. (b) How much
energy is dissipated during the collision?
Picture the Problem Because the net external torque acting on the system is zero,
angular momentum is conserved in this perfectly inelastic collision. The rod, on
its downward swing, acquires rotational kinetic energy. Angular momentum is
conserved in the perfectly inelastic collision with the particle and the rotational
kinetic energy of the after-collision system is then transformed into gravitational
potential energy as the rod-plus-particle swing upward. Let the zero of
Angular Momentum 1017
gravitational potential energy be at a distance L1 below the pivot and use both
angular momentum and mechanical energy conservation to relate the distances L1
and L2 and the mass M to m.
(a) Use conservation of energy to
relate the initial and final potential
energy of the rod to its rotational
kinetic energy just before it collides
with the particle:
Substitute for Kf, Uf, and Ui to
obtain:
Solving for yields:
Letting represent the angular
speed of the system after impact, use
conservation of angular momentum
to relate the angular momenta before
and after the collision:
Solving for and simplifying
yields:
Kf Ki + U f U i = 0
or, because Ki = 0,
Kf + U f Ui = 0
(
11
23
)
2
ML1 2 + Mg
=
L1
MgL1 = 0
2
3g
L1
L = Lf Li = 0
or
2
2
2
1
1
3 ML1 + mL2 ' 3 ML1 = 0 (1)
(
)(
' =
=
)
2
ML1
2
2
1
3 ML1 + mL2
1
3
2
ML1
2
2
1
3 ML1 + mL2
1
3
3g
L1
Substitute numerical values and simplify to obtain:
(2.0 kg )(1.2 m )2
'= 1
2
2
1
3 (2.0 kg )( .2 m ) + m (0.80 m )
1
3
(
)
3 9.81m/s 2
4.75 kg / s
=
1.2 m
0.960 kg + 0.64m
1018 Chapter 10
Use conservation of energy to relate
the rotational kinetic energy of the
rod-plus-particle just after their
collision to their potential energy
when they have swung through an
angle max:
Kf Ki + U f U i = 0
or, because Kf = 0,
Ki + U f U i = 0
Substitute for Ki, Uf, and Ui to
obtain:
1 I '2 + Mg ( 1 L1 )(1 cos max )
2
2
Express the moment of inertia of the
system with respect to the pivot:
Substitute for max, I and in
equation (1) and simplify to obtain:
Substitute for M, L1 and L2 and
simplify to obtain:
+ mgL2 (1 cos max ) = 0
2
I = 1 ML1 + mL2
2
3
1
2
(4.75 kg/s )2
0.960 kg + 0.64m
1
2
= 0.2 g (ML1 + mL2 )
(4.75 kg/s )2
0.960 kg + 0.64m
= 0.2 g (2.4 kg m + (0.80 m )m )
Solve for m to obtain:
m = 1.18 kg = 1.2 kg
(b) The energy dissipated in the
inelastic collision is:
E = U i U f
Express Ui:
U i = Mg
Express Uf:
L
U f = (1 cos max )g M 1 + mL2
2
L1
2
Substitute for Ui and Uf in equation (2) to obtain:
E = Mg
(2)
L1
L
(1 cos max )g M 1 + mL2
2
2
Angular Momentum 1019
Substitute numerical values and evaluate E:
E =
(2.0 kg )(9.81 m/s 2 )(1.2 m )
2
(2.0 kg )(1.2 m )
(1 cos37) 9.81 m/s 2
+ (1.18 kg )(0.80 m )
2
(
)
= 7 .5 J
Precession
69 [SSM] A bicycle wheel that has a radius equal to 28 cm is mounted
at the middle of an axle 50 cm long. The tire and rim weigh 30 N. The wheel is
spun at 12 rev/s, and the axle is then placed in a horizontal position with one end
resting on a pivot. (a) What is the angular momentum due to the spinning of the
wheel? (Treat the wheel as a hoop.) (b) What is the angular velocity of
precession? (c) How long does it take for the axle to swing through 360 around
the pivot? (d) What is the angular momentum associated with the motion of the
center of mass, that is, due to the precession? In what direction is this angular
momentum?
Picture the Problem We can determine the angular momentum of the wheel and
the angular velocity of its precession from their definitions. The period of the
precessional motion can be found from its angular velocity and the angular
momentum associated with the motion of the center of mass from its definition.
w2
R
g
(a) Using the definition of angular
momentum, express the angular
momentum of the spinning wheel:
L = I = MR 2 =
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate L:
30 N
2
L=
9.81m/s 2 (0.28 m )
rev 2 rad
12
s
rev
= 18.1J s = 18 J s
(b) Using its definition, express the
angular velocity of precession:
p =
d MgD
=
dt
L
1020 Chapter 10
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate p:
p =
(30 N )(0.25 m ) = 0.414 rad/s
18.1 J s
= 0.41rad/s
2
2
= 15 s
0.414 rad/s
(c) Express the period of the
precessional motion as a function
of the angular velocity of
precession:
T=
(d) Express the angular
momentum of the center of mass
due to the precession:
Lp = I cmp = MD 2p
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate Lp :
30 N
2
Lp =
9.81 m/s 2 (0.25 m ) (0.414 rad/s )
p
=
= 0.079 J s
The direction of Lp is either up or down,
depending on the direction of L.
70
A uniform disk of mass 2.50 kg and radius 6.40 cm is mounted at the
center of a 10.0-cm-long axle and spun at 700 rev/min. The axle is then placed in
a horizontal position with one end resting on a pivot. The other end is given an
initial horizontal speed such that the precession is smooth with no nutation.
(a) What is the angular speed of precession? (b) What is the speed of the center of
mass during the precession? (c) What is the acceleration (magnitude and
direction) of the center of mass? (d) What are the vertical and horizontal
components of the force exerted by the pivot on the axle?
Picture the Problem The angular speed of precession can be found from its
definition. Both the speed and the magnitude of the acceleration of the center of
mass during precession are related to the angular speed of precession. We can use
Newtons 2nd law to find the vertical and horizontal components of the force
exerted by the pivot on the axle.
(a) The angular speed of precession is
given by:
p =
Substituting for Is and simplifying
yields:
p =
d MgD
=
dt
I s s
1
2
MgD
2 gD
=2
2
MR s R s
Angular Momentum 1021
Substitute numerical values and evaluate p:
p =
2(9.81m/s 2 ) (0.050 m )
= 3.27 rad/s = 3.3 rad/s
rev 2 rad 1min
2
(0.064 m ) 700
min
rev
60 s
(b) Express the speed of the center
of mass in terms of its angular speed
of precession:
(c) Relate the acceleration of the
center of mass to its angular speed of
precession:
v cm = D p = (0.050 m ) (3.27 rad/s )
= 16 cm/s
2
acm = D p = (0.050 m ) (3.27 rad/s )
2
= 0.535 m/s 2
= 54 cm/s 2
(
)
(d) Use Newtons 2nd law to relate
the vertical component of the force
exerted by the pivot to the weight of
the disk:
Fv = Mg = (2.5 kg ) 9.81m/s 2
Relate the horizontal component of
the force exerted by the pivot on the
axle to the acceleration of the center
of mass:
FH = Macm = (2.5 kg ) 0.535 m/s 2
= 25 N
(
)
= 1.3 N
General Problems
71
[SSM] A particle whose mass is 3.0 kg moves in the xy plane with
velocity v = (3.0 m / s)i along the line y = 5.3 m. (a) Find the angular momentum
L about the origin when the particle is at (12 m, 5.3 m). (b) A force
F = (3.9 N) is applied to the particle. Find the torque about the origin due to
i
this force as the particle passes through the point (12 m, 5.3 m).
Picture the Problem While the 3-kg particle is moving in a straight line, it has
angular momentum given by L = r p where r is its position vector and p is its
linear momentum. The torque due to the applied force is given by = r F .
(a) The angular momentum of the
particle is given by:
L=rp
1022 Chapter 10
Express the vectors r and p :
r = (12 m ) i + (5.3 m )
j
and
p = mvi = (3.0 kg )(3.0 m/s )i
= (9.0 kg m/s ) i
Substitute for r and p :and simplify
L = (12 m ) i + (5.3 m ) (9.0 kg m/s ) i
j
j
= 47.7 kg m 2 /s i
[
(
to find L :
=
]
)( )
(48 kg m /s )k
2
(b) Using its definition, express the
torque due to the force:
= r F
Substitute for r and F and simplify to
find :
= (12 m ) i + (5.3 m ) ( 3.0 N ) i
j
= (15.9 N m ) i
j
[
]
()
= (16 N m ) k
72
The position vector of a particle whose mass is 3.0 kg is given by
r = 4.0 i + 3.0t2 j , where r is in meters and t is in seconds. Determine the
angular momentum and net torque, about the origin, acting on the particle.
Picture the Problem The angular momentum of the particle is given by
L = r p where r is its position vector and p is its linear momentum. The torque
acting on the particle is given by = dL dt .
L = r p = r mv = mr v
The angular momentum of the
particle is given by:
Evaluating
{
dr
dt
[
dr
yields:
dt
Substitute for mr and
[
= mr
]
dr d
4.0i + 3.0t 2 = (6.0t )
=
j
j
dt dt
dr
and simplify to find L :
dt
(
) }]
L = (3.0 kg ) (4.0 m ) i + 3.0t 2 m/s 2 (6.0t m/s ) =
j
j
(72t J s ) k
Angular Momentum 1023
Find the net torque due to the force:
[
dL d
(72t J s ) k
=
dt dt
= (72 N m ) k
net =
]
73
Two ice skaters, whose masses are 55 kg and 85 kg, hold hands and
rotate about a vertical axes that passes between them, making one revolution in
2.5 s. Their centers of mass are separated by 1.7 m and their center of mass is
stationary. Model each skater as a point particle and find (a) the angular
momentum of the system about their center of mass and (b) the total kinetic
energy of the system.
Picture the Problem The ice skaters rotate about their center of mass; a point we
can locate using its definition. Knowing the location of the center of mass we can
determine their moment of inertia with respect to an axis through this point. The
angular momentum of the system is then given by L = I cm and its kinetic energy
can be found from K = L2 (2 I cm ).
(a) Express the angular momentum
of the system about the center of
mass of the skaters:
L = I cm
Using its definition, locate the center
of mass, relative to the 85-kg skater,
of the system:
xcm =
Calculate I cm :
I cm = (55 kg )(1.7 m 0.668 m )
(55 kg )(1.7 m ) + (85 kg )(0)
55 kg + 85 kg
= 0.668 m
2
+ (85 kg )(0.668 m )
2
= 96.5 kg m 2
Substitute to determine L:
1 rev 2 rad
L = 96.5 kg m 2
2.5 s rev
(
)
= 243 J s = 0.24 kJ s
(b) Relate the total kinetic energy of
the system to its angular momentum
and evaluate K:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate K:
K=
K=
L2
2 I cm
(
(243 J s )2
2 96.5 kg m 2
)=
0.31 kJ
1024 Chapter 10
74
A 2.0-kg ball attached to a string whose length is 1.5 m moves
counterclockwise (as viewed from above) in a horizontal circle (Figure 10-56).
The string makes an angle = 30 with the vertical. (a) Determine both the
horizontal and vertical components of the angular momentum L of the ball about
the point of support P. (b) Find the magnitude of dL dt and verify that it equals
the magnitude of the torque exerted by gravity about the point of support.
Picture the Problem Let the origin of
the coordinate system be at the pivot.
The diagram shows the forces acting on
the ball. Well apply Newtons 2nd law
to the ball to determine its speed. Well
then use the derivative of its position
vector to express its velocity and the
definition of angular momentum to
show that L has both horizontal and
vertical components. We can use the
derivative of L with respect to time to
show that the rate at which the angular
momentum of the ball changes is equal
to the torque, relative to the pivot point,
acting on it.
(a) Express the angular momentum
of the ball about the point of support:
L = r p = mr v
Apply Newtons 2nd law to the ball:
Fx = T sin = m
(1)
v2
r sin
and
Fz = T cos mg = 0
Eliminate T between these equations
and solve for v to obtain:
v = rg sin tan
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate v:
v=
Express the position vector of the
ball:
r = (1.5 m )sin 30 cos t i + sin t
j
(1.5 m )cos 30k
(1.5 m )(9.81m/s2 ) sin30tan30
= 2.06 m/s
(
where = k .
)
Angular Momentum 1025
dr
dt
= (0.75 m/s ) sin t i + cos t
j
The velocity of the ball is:
v=
(
Evaluating yields:
=
2.06 m/s
= 2.75 rad/s
(1.5 m )sin 30
(
v = (2.06 m/s ) sin t i + cos t
j
Substitute for to obtain:
)
)
Substitute in equation (1) and evaluate L :
[
(
)
L = (2.0 kg )(1.5 m )sin 30 cos t i + sin t (1.5 m )cos 30k
j
j
[(2.06 m/s ) sin t i + cos t
(
)]
]
j
= (5.35 J s ) cos t i + (5.35 J s )sin t + (3.09 J s ) k
The horizontal component of L is the component in the xy plane:
Lhor =
(5.4 J s )cos t i + (5.4 J s )sin t
j
The vertical component of L is its z
component:
(b) Evaluate
[
dL
:
dt
Evaluate the magnitude of
Lvertical =
(3.1J s )k
(
)]
dL
= 5.36 sin t i + cos t J
j
dt
dL
:
dt
dL
= (5.36 N m s )(2.75 rad/s )
dt
= 15 N m
Express the magnitude of the torque
exerted by gravity about the point of
support:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate :
= mgr sin
= (2.0 kg )(9.81m/s 2 )(1.5 m )sin 30
= 15 N m
1026 Chapter 10
75
A compact object whose mass is m resting on a horizontal, frictionless
surface is attached to a string that wraps around a vertical cylindrical post
attached to the surface so that when the object is set into motion, it follows a path
that spirals inward. (a) Is the angular momentum of the object about the axis of
the post conserved? Explain your answer. (b) Is the energy of the object
conserved? Explain your answer. (c) If the speed of the object is v0 when the
unwrapped length of the string is r, what is its speed when the unwrapped length
has shortened to r/2?
Picture the Problem The pictorial
representation depicts the object
rotating counterclockwise around the
cylindrical post. Let the system be the
object. In Part (a) we need to decide
whether a net torque acts on the object
and in Part (b) the issue is whether any
external forces act on the object. In
Part (c) we can apply the definition of
kinetic energy to find the speed of the
object when the unwrapped length has
shortened to r/2.
(a) The net torque acting on the
object is given by:
R
r
r
T
m
net =
dL
= RT
dt
Because net 0, angular momentum is not conserved.
(b) Because, in this frictionless environment, the net external force acting on the
object is the tension force and it acts at right angles to the objects velocity, the
energy of the object is conserved.
(c) Apply conservation of mechanical
energy to the object to obtain:
Substituting for the kinetic energies
yields:
Substitute for I, I, , and 0 to
obtain:
E = K + U = 0
or, because U = 0,
K rot = 0
1
2
2
I'' 2 1 I0 = 0
2
or
2
I'' 2 I 0 = 0
2
2
r v' 1 2 v0
1
2 mr = 0
2 m
2 r
r
2
2
Angular Momentum 1027
Solving for v yields:
v' = v0
76
Figure 10-57 shows a hollow cylindrical tube that has a mass M, a
length L, and a moment of inertia ML2/10. Inside the cylinder are two disks each
of mass m and radius r, separated by a distance and tied to a central post by a
thin string. The system can rotate about a vertical axis through the center of the
cylinder. You are designing this cylinder-disk apparatus to shut down the rotations
when the strings break by triggering an electronic shutoff signal (sent to the
rotating motor) when the disks hit the ends of the cylinder. During development,
you notice that with the system rotating at some critical angular speed , the
string suddenly breaks. When the disks reach the ends of the cylinder, they stick.
Obtain expressions for the final angular speed and the initial and final kinetic
energies of the system. Assume that the inside walls of the cylinder are
frictionless.
Picture the Problem Because the net torque acting on the system is zero; we can
use conservation of angular momentum to relate the initial and final angular
velocities of the system. See Table 9-1 for the moment of inertia of a disk.
Using conservation of angular
momentum, relate the initial and
final angular speeds to the initial and
final moments of inertia:
Solving for f yields:
L = Lf Li = 0
or
I f f I i i = 0
f =
Ii
I
i = i
If
If
(1)
Use the parallel-axis theorem to
express the moment of inertia of
each of the disks with respect to the
axis of rotation:
I i, each disk = I cm + m( 1
2
Express the initial moment of inertia
Ii of the cylindrical tube plus disks
system:
I i = I cylindrical + 2 I i, each disk
= 1 mr 2 + 1 m
4
4
(
= 1 m r2 +
4
tube
=
1
10
2
2
)
[(
)]
m(r + )
ML2 + 2 1 m r 2 +
4
1
= 10 ML2 + 1
2
When the disks have moved out to
the end of the cylindrical tube:
)2
2
(
2
2
1
I f = 10 ML2 + 1 m r 2 + L2
2
)
1028 Chapter 10
Substitute for Ii and If in equation (1)
and simplify to obtain:
f =
(
(
)
)
ML2 + 1 m r 2 + 2
2
2
1
ML + 2 m r 2 + L2
1
10
1
10
(
(
)
)
ML2 + 5m r 2 + 2
ML2 + 5m r 2 + L2
=
The initial kinetic energy of the
system is:
K i = 1 I i 2
2
Substituting for Ii and simplifying
yields:
Ki =
11
2 10
=
1
20
The final kinetic energy of the
system is:
K f = 1 I f f2
2
[
[
(
m(r
ML2 + 1 m r 2 +
2
2
ML2 + 1
4
2
2
+
)]
)]
2
2
Substitute for If and f and simplify to obtain:
Kf =
=
[
11
2 10
1
20
(
(
)
)
ML2 + 5m r 2 + 2
ML + m r + L
ML2 + 5m r 2 + L2
2
[
1
2
(
2
(
(
2
)]
)]
)
ML2 + 5m r 2 + 2
2
2
2
ML + 5m r + L
2
2
2
77
[SSM] Repeat Problem 76, this time friction between the disks and
the walls of the cylinder is not negligible. However, the coefficient of friction is
not great enough to prevent the disks from reaching the ends of the cylinder. Can
the final kinetic energy of the system be determined without knowing the
coefficient of kinetic friction?
Determine the Concept Yes. The solution depends only upon conservation of
angular momentum of the system, so it depends only upon the initial and final
moments of inertia.
Suppose that in Figure 10-57 = 0.60 m, L = 2.0 m, M = 0.80 kg, and
78
m = 0.40 kg. The string breaks when the systems angular speed approaches the
critical angular speed i, at which time the tension in the string is 108 N. The
masses then move radially outward until they undergo perfectly inelastic
collisions with the ends of the cylinder. Determine the critical angular speed and
the angular speed of the system after the inelastic collisions. Find the total kinetic
energy of the system at the critical angular speed, and again after the inelastic
collisions. Assume that the inside walls of the cylinder are frictionless.
Angular Momentum 1029
Picture the Problem Because the net torque acting on the system is zero; we can
use conservation of angular momentum to relate the initial and final angular
speeds of the system.
Using conservation of angular
momentum, relate the initial and
final angular speeds to the initial and
final moments of inertia:
L = Lf Li = 0
or
Express the tension in the string
as a function of the critical
angular speed of the system:
2T
T = mri2 = m i2 i =
2
m
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate i :
i =
I f f I ii = 0 f =
Ii
i (1)
If
2(108 N )
= 30.0 rad/s
(0.40 kg )(0.60 m )
= 30 rad/s
Express Ii:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate Ii:
(
1
I i = 10 ML2 + 2 1 m
4
2
)
1
I i = 10 (0.80 kg )(2.0 m )
2
+ 1 (0.40 kg )(0.60 m )
2
2
= 0.392 kg m 2
Express If:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate If:
(
1
I f = 10 ML2 + 2 1 mL2
4
)
1
I f = 10 (0.80 kg )(2.0 m )
2
+ 1 (0.40 kg )(2.0 m )
2
2
= 1.12 kg m 2
Substitute numerical values in
equation (1) and evaluate f:
f =
0.392 kg m 2
(30.0 rad/s)
1.12 kg m 2
= 10.5 rad/s
= 11 rad/s
The total kinetic energy of the
system at the critical angular
speed is:
K i = 1 I ii2
2
1030 Chapter 10
(0.392 kg m )(30.0 rad/s)
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate K i :
Ki =
The total kinetic energy of the
system after the inelastic
collisions is:
2
K f = 1 I f f2
2
1
2
2
= 176 J = 0.18 kJ
K f = 1 (1.12 kg m 2 )(10.5 rad/s )
2
2
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate K f :
= 62 J
79
[SSM] Keplers second law states: The line from the center of the
Sun to the center of a planet sweeps out equal areas in equal times. Show that this
law follows directly from the law of conservation of angular momentum and the
fact that the force of gravitational attraction between a planet and the Sun acts
along the line joining the centers of the two celestial objects.
Picture the Problem The pictorial representation shows an elliptical orbit. The
triangular element of the area is dA = 1 r (rd ) = 1 r 2 d .
2
2
r
d
dA
Differentiate dA with respect to t to
obtain:
dA 1 2 d 1 2
=r
= r
dt 2
dt 2
(1)
Because the gravitational force acts
along the line joining the two
objects, = 0. Hence:
L = mr 2 = constant
(2)
Eliminate r2 between equations (1)
and (2) to obtain:
dA
L
=
= constant
2m
dt
80
Consider a cylindrical turntable whose mass is M and radius is R,
turning with an initial angular speed 1 . (a) A parakeet of mass m, hovering in
flight above the outer edge of the turntable, gently lands on it and stays in one
Angular Momentum 1031
place on it as shown in Figure 10-58. What is the angular speed of the turntable
after the parakeet lands? (b) Becoming dizzy, the parakeet jumps off (not flies off)
with a velocity v relative to the turntable. The direction of v is tangent to the
edge of the turntable, and in the direction of its rotation. What will be the angular
speed of the turntable afterwards? Express your answer in terms of the two
masses m and M, the radius R, the parakeet speed v and the initial angular speed
1 .
Picture the Problem The angular momentum of the turntable-parakeet is
conserved in both parts of this problem.
(a) Apply conservation of angular
momentum to the turntable-parakeet
system as the parakeet lands to
obtain:
L = Lf Li = 0
The final angular momentum of the
system is given by:
Lf = Lturntable + Lparakeet
Because I turntable = 1 MR 2 and
2
Lf = 1 MR 2 f + Rmvparakeet
2
(1)
= I turntable f + r pparakeet
= 1 MR 2 f + Rm(Rf )
2
r pparakeet = Rmv parakeet :
= 1 MR 2 f + mR 2f
2
The initial angular momentum of the
system is given by:
Li = I turntablei = 1 MR 2i
2
Substituting for Lf and Li in equation
(1) yields:
1
2
Solve for f to obtain:
MR 2f + mR 2f 1 MR 2i = 0
2
f =
M
i
M + 2m
(b) Apply conservation of angular
momentum to the turntable-parakeet
system as the parakeet jumps off to
obtain:
L = Lf Li = 0
The final angular momentum of the
system is given by:
Lf = Lturntable + Lparakeet
= I turntable f + r pparakeet
(2)
1032 Chapter 10
Lf = 1 MR 2 f + Rmvparakeet
2
Because I turntable = 1 MR 2 and
2
(3)
r pparakeet = Rmv parakeet :
Express the speed of the parakeet
relative to the turntable:
v parakeet = v turntable + v = R f + v
Using the expression derived in (a),
substitute for f to obtain:
vparakeet =
Substituting for vparakeet in equation
(3) and simplifying yields:
M
Lf = 1 MR 2f + mR
Ri + v
2
M + 2m
The initial angular momentum of the
system is the same as the final
angular momentum in (a):
Li = 1 MR 2i
2
M
Ri + v
M + 2m
Substituting for Lf and Li in equation (2) yields:
1
2
M
2
MR 2f + mR
Ri + v 1 MR i = 0
2
M + 2m
Solving for f yields:
f =
M2
v
2m
i
M 2m(M + 2m )
R
81
You are given a heavy but thin metal disk (like a coin, but larger;
Figure 10-59). (Objects like this are called Euler disks.) Placing the disk on a
turntable, you spin the disk, on edge, about a vertical axis through a diameter of
the disk and the center of the turntable. As you do this, you hold the turntable still
with your other hand, letting it go immediately after you spin the disk. The
turntable is a uniform solid cylinder with a radius equal to 0.250 m and a mass
equal to 0.735 kg and rotates on a frictionless bearing. The disk has an initial
angular speed of 30.0 rev/min. (a) The disk spins down and falls over, finally
coming to rest on the turntable with its symmetry axis coinciding with the
turntables. What is the final angular speed of the turntable? (b) What will be the
final angular speed if the disks symmetry axis ends up 0.100 m from the axis of
the turntable?
Picture the Problem Let the letters d, m, and r denote the disk and the letters t,
M, and R the turntable. We can use conservation of angular momentum to relate
the final angular speed of the turntable to the initial angular speed of the Euler
Angular Momentum 1033
disk and the moments of inertia of the turntable and the disk. In part (b) well
need to use the parallel-axis theorem to express the moment of inertia of the disk
with respect to the rotational axis of the turntable. You can find the moments of
inertia of the disk in its two orientations and that of the turntable in Table 9-1.
(a) Use conservation of angular
momentum to relate the initial and
final angular momenta of the
system:
I df df + I tf tf I didi = 0
Because tf = df:
I df tf + I tf tf I didi = 0
Solving for tf yields:
tf =
I di
di
I df + I tf
Ignoring the negligible thickness of
the disk, express its initial moment
of inertia:
I di = 1 mr 2
4
Express the final moment of inertia
of the disk:
I df = 1 mr 2
2
Express the final moment of inertia
of the turntable:
I tf = 1 MR 2
2
Substitute in equation (1) and
simplify to obtain:
tf =
(1)
=
Express di in rad/s:
Substitute numerical values in
equation (2) and evaluate tf:
mr 2
di
2
1
1
2 mr + 2 MR
1
4
2
1
di
MR 2
2+2
mr 2
(2)
rev 2 rad 1 min
min
rev
60 s
= rad/s
di = 30.0
rad/s
tf =
2+2
(0.735 kg )(0.250 m )2
(0.500 kg )(0.125 m )2
= 0.228 rad/s
1034 Chapter 10
(b) Use the parallel-axis theorem to
express the final moment of inertia
of the disk when it is a distance L
from the center of the turntable:
Substitute in equation (1) to
obtain:
(
I df = 1 mr 2 + mL2 = m 1 r 2 + L2
2
2
tf =
=
)
mr 2
di
m 1 r 2 + L2 + 1 MR 2
2
2
1
4
(
)
1
2
L
MR 2
2+4 2 +2
r
mr 2
di
Substitute numerical values and evaluate tf:
tf =
rad/s
(0.100 m ) + 2 (0.735 kg )(0.250 m )2
2+4
(0.125 m )2 (0.500 kg )(0.125 m )2
2
= 0.192 rad/s
82
(a) Assuming Earth to be a homogeneous sphere that has a radius r
and a mass m, show that the period T (time for one daily rotation) of Earths
rotation about its axis is related to its radius by T = br2, where b = (4/5) m/L.
Here L is the magnitude of the spin angular momentum of Earth. (b) Suppose that
the radius r changes by a very small amount r due to some internal cause such as
thermal expansion. Show that the fractional change in the period T is given
approximately by T/T = 2r/r. (c) By how many kilometers would r need to
increase for the period to change by 0.25 d/y (so that leap years would no longer
be necessary)?
Picture the Problem We can express the period of the earths rotation in terms of
its angular velocity of rotation and relate its angular velocity to its angular
momentum and moment of inertia with respect to an axis through its center. We
can differentiate this expression with respect to T and then use differentials to
approximate the changes in r and T.
(a) Express the period of the earths
rotation in terms of its angular
velocity of rotation:
T=
Relate the earths angular velocity of
rotation to its angular momentum
and moment of inertia:
=
2
L
L
=2 2
I 5 mr
Angular Momentum 1035
Substitute for and simplify to
obtain:
T=
2
(
)
mr 2
4 m 2
=
r
L
5L
2
5
(b) Find dT/dr:
dT d 4 m 2 4 m
=
r = 2
r
dr dr 5L
5L
2T
T
= 2 2 r =
r
r
Solving for dT/T yields:
dT
dr
T
r
2
=2
T
r
T
r
(c) Using the equation we just
derived, substitute for the change in
the period of the earth:
1y
1
T 1 d
r
=4
=
=2
y 365.24 d 1460
T
r
Solving for r yields:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate r:
r =
r
2(1460)
r =
6.37 103 km
= 2.18 km
2(1460 )
83
[SSM] The term precession of the equinoxes refers to the fact that
the Earths spin axis does not stay fixed but moves with a period of about 26,000
y. (This explains why our pole star, Polaris, will not remain the pole star forever.)
The reason for this instability is that Earth is a giant gyroscope. The spin axis of
Earth precesses because of the torques exerted on it by the gravitational forces of
the Sun and Moon. The angle between the direction of Earths spin axis and the
normal to the ecliptic plane (the plane of Earths orbit) is 22.5 degrees. Calculate
an approximate value for this torque, given that the period of rotation of the earth
is 1.00 d and its moment of inertia is 8.03 1037 kgm2.
Picture the Problem Let P be the angular velocity of precession of the earth-asgyroscope, s its angular velocity about its spin axis, and I its moment of inertia
with respect to an axis through its poles, and relate P to s and I using its
definition.
Use its definition to express the
precession rate of the earth as a giant
gyroscope:
P =
Substitute for I and solve for to
obtain:
= LP = IP
L
1036 Chapter 10
The angular velocity s of the earth
about its spin axis is given by:
Substitute for to obtain:
2
where T is the period of
T
rotation of the earth.
=
=
2 I P
T
Substitute numerical values and evaluate:
(
)(
)
2 8.03 1037 kg m 2 7.66 1012 s 1
= 4.47 1022 N m
=
24 h 3600 s
1d
d
h
84
As indicated in the text, according to the Standard Model of Particle
Physics, electrons are point-like particles having no spatial extent. (This
assumption has been confirmed experimentally, and the radius of the electron has
been shown to be less than 1018 m.) The intrinsic spin of an electron could in
principle be due to its rotation. Lets check to see if this conclusion is feasible.
(a) Assuming that the electron is a uniform sphere whose radius is 1.00 1018 m,
what angular speed would be necessary to produce the observed intrinsic angular
momentum of /2? (b) Using this value of angular speed, show that the speed of
a point on the equator of a spinning electron would be moving faster than the
speed of light. What is your conclusion about the spin angular momentum being
analogous to a spinning sphere with spatial extent?
Picture the Problem We can use the definition of the angular momentum of a
spinning sphere, together with the expression for its moment of inertia, to find the
angular speed of a point on the surface of a spinning electron. The speed of such a
point is directly proportional to the angular speed of the sphere.
(a) Express the angular momentum
of the spinning electron:
L = I =
Assuming a spherical electron of
radius R, its moment of inertia,
relative to its spin axis, is:
2
I = 5 MR 2
Substituting for I yields:
2
5
1
2
MR 2 =
1
2
=
5
4 MR 2
Angular Momentum 1037
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate :
=
(
(
5 1.05 10 34 J s
4 9.11 10
31
)(
kg 10
)
18
m
)
2
= 1.44 1032 rad/s
(b) The speed of a point on the
equator of a spinning electron of
radius R is given by:
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate v:
v = R
v = (10 18 m )(1.44 10 32 rad/s )
= 1.44 1014 m/s > c
Given that our model predicts a value for the speed of a point on the equator of
a spinning electron that is greater than the speed of light, the idea that the spin
angular momentum of an electron is analogous to that of a spinning sphere with
spatial extent lacks credibility.
85
An interesting phenomenon occurring in certain pulsars (see Problem
26) is an event known as a spin glitch, that is, a quick change in the spin rate of
the pulsar due to a shift in mass location and a resulting rotational inertia change.
Imagine a pulsar whose radius is 10.0 km and whose period of rotation is 25.032
ms. The rotation period is observed to suddenly decrease from 25.032 ms to
25.028 ms. If that decrease was related to a contraction of the star, by what
amount would the pulsar radius have had to change?
Picture the Problem We can apply the conservation of angular momentum to the
shrinking pulsar to relate its radii to the observed periods.
The change in the radius of the
pulsar is:
R = Rf Ri
Apply conservation of angular
momentum to the shrinking pulsar to
obtain:
L = Lf Li = 0
or
I f f I ii = 0
2
MRf2f 5 MR12i = 0
Substituting for If and Ii yields:
2
5
Solve for f to obtain:
Ri2
f = 2 i
Rf
(1)
1038 Chapter 10
Because = 2 T , where T is the
rotation period:
T
2 Ri2 2
=2
Rf = f Ri
Ti
Tf
Rf Ti
Substitute for Rf in equation (1) and
simplify to obtain:
R =
Substitute numerical values and
evaluate R:
25.028 ms
R =
25.032 ms 1 (10.0 km )
T
Tf
Ri Ri = f 1 Ri
T
Ti
i
= 79.9 cm
86 Figure 10.60 shows a pulley in the form of a uniform disk with a rope
hanging over it. The circumference of the pulley is 1.2 m and its mass is 2.2 kg.
The rope is 8.0 m long and its mass is 4.8 kg. At the instant shown in the figure,
the system is at rest and the difference in height of the two ends of the rope is 0.60
m. (a) What is the angular speed of the pulley when the difference in height
between the two ends of the rope is 7.2 m? (b) Obtain an expression for the
angular momentum of the system as a function of time while neither end of the
rope is above the center of the pulley. There is no slippage between rope and
pulley wheel.
Picture the Problem Let the origin of the coordinate system be at the center of
the pulley with the upward direction positive. Let be the linear density (mass
per unit length) of the rope and L1 and L2 the lengths of the hanging parts of the
rope. We can use conservation of mechanical energy to find the angular velocity
of the pulley when the difference in height between the two ends of the rope is
7.2 m.
K + U = 0
or, because Ki = 0,
K + U = 0
(a) Apply conservation of energy to
relate the final kinetic energy of the
system to the change in potential
energy:
(1)
Express the change in potential energy of the system:
U = U f U i = 1 L1f (L1f )g 1 L2f (L2f )g [ 1 L1i (L1i )g 1 L2i (L2i )g ]
2
2
2
2
(
)
(
)
)]
2
2
= 1 L1f + L2 g + 1 L1i + L2 g
2i
2f
2
2
[(
)(
2
2
= 1 g L1f + L2 L1i + L2
2f
2i
2
Angular Momentum 1039
Because L1 + L2 = 7.4 m,
L2i L1i = 0.6 m, and
L2f L1f = 7.2 m, we obtain:
L1i = 3.4 m, L2i = 4.0 m,
L1f = 0.1 m, and L2f = 7.3 m.
Substitute numerical values and evaluate U:
[
U = 1 (0.60 kg/m )(9.81 m/s 2 ) (0.10 m ) + (7.3 m ) (3.4 m ) (4.0 m )
2
2
2
2
2
]
= 75.75 J
Express the kinetic energy of the
system when the difference in height
between the two ends of the rope is
7.2 m:
K = 1 I p 2 + 1 Mv 2
2
2
Substitute numerical values and
simplify:
1 .2 m 2
K = [ (2.2 kg ) + 4.8 kg ]
2
= 0.1076 kg m 2 2
(
(
=
11
22
=
11
22
)
M p R 2 2 + 1 MR 2 2
2
M p + M )R 2 2
2
11
22
(
Substitute in equation (1) and solve
for :
)
(0.1076 kg m )
2
2
75.75 J = 0
and
75.75 J
= 27 rad/s
0.1076 kg m 2
=
(b) Noting that the moment arm of
each portion of the rope is the same,
express the total angular momentum
of the system:
L = Lp + Lr = I p + M r R 2
Letting be the angle through which
the pulley has turned, express U():
U ( ) = 1 (L1i R ) + (L2i + R ) g
2
Express U and simplify to obtain:
U = U f U i = U ( ) U (0)
(
=(
=
1
2
1
2
)
M p R2 + M r R2
M p + M r )R 2
[
[
(2)
2
2
]
]
= 1 (L1i R ) + (L2i + R ) g
2
2
(
)
2
+ 1 L1i + L2 i g
2
2
2
= R g + (L1i L2i )R g
2
Assuming that, at t = 0, L1i L2i:
2
U R 2 2 g
1040 Chapter 10
Substitute for K and U in equation
(1) to obtain:
Solving for yields:
(0.1076 kg m )
2
R 2 2 g = 0
R 2 2 g
0.1076 kg m 2
=
Substitute numerical values to
obtain:
2
2
(
)
1.2 m
2
(0.6 kg/m ) 9.81m/s
2
=
0.1076 kg m 2
(
)
= 1.41s -1
Express as the rate of change
of :
d
d
= 1.41s 1
= 1.41s 1 dt
dt
Integrate from 0 to to obtain:
ln = 1.41s 1 t
Transform from logarithmic to
exponential form to obtain:
(t ) = e (1.41s )t
Differentiate to express as a
function of time:
(t ) =
(
(
(
)
)
)
1
1
d
= 1.41s 1 e (1.41 s )t
dt
(
)
(
)
1
L = (1 M p + M r )R 2 1.41s 1 e (1.41 s )t
2
Substitute for in equation (2)
to obtain:
Substitute numerical values and evaluate L:
L=[
2
1
2
[(
)
](
)
1
1
(2.2 kg ) + (4.8 kg )] 1.2 m 1.41s 1 e (1.41s )t = 0.30 kg m 2 / s e (1.41s )t
2

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