A merry-go-round (pictured) is sitting in a playground. It is free to rotate, but is currently stationary. You can model it as a uniform disk of mass 210 kg and radius 110 cm (consider the metal poles to have a negligible mass compared to the merry-go-round). The poles near the edge are 100 cm from the center.
Someone hits one of the poles with a 9 kg sledgehammer moving at 17 m/s in a direction tangent to the edge of the merry-go-round. The hammer is not moving after it hits the merry-go-round.
How much energy |ΔE| is lost in this collision? (enter a positive number for the absolute value in Joules)
3,42 joulesposted by Anonymous