posted by Anonymous on .
Two astronaut, as shown in the figure, each having a mass of 62.0 kg, are connected by a 12.00 m rope of negligible mass. They are isolated in space, moving in circles around the point halfway between them at a speed of 5.00 m/s. Treating the astronauts as particles, calculate (a) the magnitude of the angular momentum
r = 6 meters
I = m r^23 = 124(36)
v = w r so w (6)=5 and w = 5/6
L = I w = 124(36)(5/6) = 124*30 = 3720