HW Chapter 10 - PHYS4102 HOMEWORK CHAPTER 10 Assigned...

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PHYS4102 HOMEWORK CHAPTER 10 Assigned Wednesday, Feb 2; Due Tuesday, February 22 Problem 1. Taylor, Problem 10.47. Problem 2. Determine the inertia tensor for the ammonia molecule about its center of mass. Determine the principal axes. The ammonia molecule (NH 3 ) is made up of one nitrogen atom and three hydrogen atoms arranged in a pyramidical shape with the nitrogen at the apex and the three hydrogens forming an equilateral triangular base. The distance between the hydrogen atoms and the nitrogen atom is 1.03 ˚ A and the angles between the bonds are 36 . 4 and 107 . 2 . Problem 3. The disk illustrated in the figure is spun up to an angular velocity ω , while the strong, light axle on which it is mounted is constrained to remain fixed in direction (of ω , of course). Suddenly the axle is released and system (disk plus axle) is free to wobble. α be the angle between the axis and a line perpendicular to the plane of the disk. Determine the half angle β of the cone in space described by the axis. This problem is similar
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HW Chapter 10 - PHYS4102 HOMEWORK CHAPTER 10 Assigned...

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