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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
Their angular velocity about the center of rotation is
w = V/R = 5.0/6 = 0.833 rad/s
The angular momentum is
where M is the mass of a single astronaut