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Unformatted text preview: hernandez (ejh742) oldhomework 25 Turner (58120) 1 This print-out should have 10 questions. Multiple-choice questions may continue on the next column or page find all choices before answering. 001 (part 1 of 3) 10.0 points A woman whose mass is 68 . 1 kg stands at the rim of a horizontal turntable which has a moment of inertia of 324 kg m 2 about the axis of rotation and a radius of 2 . 53 m. The system is initially at rest and the turntable is free to rotate about a frictionless, vertical axle through its center. The woman then starts walking around the rim in a clockwise direction (viewed from above) at a constant speed of 0 . 866 m / s relative to the ground. What will the motion of the turntable be, relative to the ground? 1. rotating clockwise 2. at rest, nonrotating 3. rotating counterclockwise correct Explanation: Because angular momentum is conserved, the turntable must rotate in the direction op- posite to the woman. This is reflected in the fact that our is positive. That is, the direc- tion of rotation is counterclockwise. 002 (part 2 of 3) 10.0 points What is its angular speed? Correct answer: 0 . 460512 rad / s. Explanation: The net external torque on the woman- turntable system is zero, so angular momen- tum is conserved. The angular momentum of the turntable is L t = I . The angular momentum of a particle (the woman) is vector L w = vector r vector p and here the position vector from the center is perpendicular to the velocity, so the mag- nitude is simply L w = mvr . We choose coun- terclockwise to be positive, so the womans angular momentum will be negative. The ini- tial and final total angular momenta are L i = 0 + 0 L f = mvr + I and by conservation of angular momentum, L i = L f . So the angular velocity of the turntable is...
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