A solid disk, spinning counter-clockwise, has a mass of #6 kg# and a radius of #2 m#. If a point on the edge of the disk is moving at #1/3 m/s# in the direction perpendicular to the disk's radius, what is the disk's angular momentum and velocity?

1 Answer
Aug 11, 2017

Answer:

The angular momentum is #=2kgm^2s^-1# and the angular velocity is #=0.167rads^-1#

Explanation:

The angular velocity is

#omega=(Deltatheta)/(Deltat)#

#v=r*((Deltatheta)/(Deltat))=r omega#

#omega=v/r#

where,

#v=1/3ms^(-1)#

#r=2m#

So,

#omega=(1/3)/(2)=1/6=0.167rads^-1#

The angular momentum is #L=Iomega#

where #I# is the [moment of inertia

For a solid disc, #I=(mr^2)/2#

So, #I=6*(2)^2/2=12kgm^2#

The angular momentum is

#L=12*0.167=2kgm^2s^-1#