posted by Ray on .
A Texas cockroach of mass 0.17 kg runs counterclockwise around the rim of a lazy Susan (a circular disk mounted on a vertical axle) that has radius 15 cm, rotational inertia 5.5 10-3 kg·m2, and frictionless bearings. The cockroach's speed (relative to the ground) is 2.0 m/s, and the lazy Susan turns clockwise with angular velocity ω0 = 3.0 rad/s. The cockroach finds a bread crumb on the rim and, of course, stops.
(a) What is the angular speed of the lazy Susan after the cockroach stops?