Posted by **Kayla** on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 7:56pm.

A solid disk of 5kg and radius 0.5m turns at the rate of 10rpm. You then carefully place a 2kg book at the edge of table as it spins. What is the new rotation rate of the table(in rpm)?

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**Elena**, Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:18am
I1 =MR²/2 =2•0.5²/2 =0.25 kg•m².

Assume the book is the3 point mass

I2=mR² =2•0.5²=0.5 kg•m².

The law of conservation of angular momentum

L1 = L2,

I1• ω1 =(I1+I2) •ω2,

I1• 2•π•f 1 =(I1+I2) • 2•π•f 2

f2= I1• f1/(I1+I2)=

=0.25•10/(0.25+0.5)=3.33 rpm

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