A cylinder has inner and outer radii of #2 cm# and #12 cm#, respectively, and a mass of #2 kg#. If the cylinder's frequency of counterclockwise rotation about its center changes from #15 Hz# to #12 Hz#, by how much does its angular momentum change?

1 Answer
Jun 22, 2017

Answer:

The angular momentum changes by #=0.28kgm^2s^-1#

Explanation:

The angular momentum is #L=Iomega#

where #I# is the moment of inertia

The mass, #m=2kg#

For a cylinder, #I=m((r_1^2+r_2^2))/2#

So, #I=2*((0.02^2+0.12^2))/2=0.0148kgm^2#

The change in angular momentum is

#DeltaL=IDelta omega#

The change in angular velocity is

#Delta omega=(15-12)*2pi=(6pi)rads^-1#

The change in angular momentum is

#DeltaL=0.0148*6pi=0.28kgm^2s^-1#