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Posted by Lindsay on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 1:25pm.

A star with the same mass and diameter as the sun rotates about a central axis with a period of about 29.2 days. Suppose that the sun runs out of nuclear fuel and collapses to form a white dwarf star with a diameter equal to that of the earth. Assume the star acts like a solid sphere and that there is no loss of mass in the process. You will need some data from the inside front cover of you text. (a) What would be the new rotation period (s) of the star? (b) What is the ratio of final to inital kinetic energies

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