Physics please help!!
posted by Megan .
How much work must be done to accelerate a baton from rest to an angular speed of 7.27 rad/s about its center? Consider the baton to be a uniform rod of length 0.529 m and mass 0.478 kg

The moment of inertia of a uniform rod, about a line through the center and perpendicular to the rod, is
I = M L^2/12
The kinetic energy of the rotating rod is (I/2)* w^2
w = 7.27 rad/s L = 0.529 m
M = 0.478 kg
Calculate that kinetic energy. It equals the work required.