Lab_Report6 - Lab Report #6 - Moment of inertia with an...

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Lab Report #6 - Moment of inertia with an off- axis ring Statement of the Problem The problem was to determine the moment of inertia of the following system: We fastened a metal ring to the top of a heavy, solid disk, a “flywheel”, and that disk is attached to a shaft. Below the disk there is a metal spool on the shaft to wind string around. A ring sits on the disk so both ring and disk share the same rotational axis. A length of string is wrapped around the spool and then passes over a pulley lined up with the tangent to the spool. A weight is hung from the other end of the string so that the weight can fall past the edge of the table. As the hanging weight falls, the string pulls on the spool, causing the system to rotate. We used a laboratory model to measure the moment of inertia of the ring when the ring is off- axis. Therefore, we had to make do the experiment twice: first time with the ring and second time without the ring, and subtract the result of the latter from the first. We compare our prediction for the moment of inertia of the ring using the parallel axis
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