A solid disk with a radius of #18 m# and mass of #6 kg# is rotating on a frictionless surface. If #480 W# of power is used to increase the disk's rate of rotation, what torque is applied when the disk is rotating at #5 Hz#?

1 Answer
May 9, 2017

Answer:

The torque is #=15.3N#

Explanation:

Mass of disc #=6kg#

Radius of disc #=18m#

The power is related to the torque by the equation

#P=tau *omega#

#P=480W#

Frequency of rotation is #f=5Hz#

#omega=f*2pi#

angular velocity, #omega=5*2pi rads^-1#

torque, #tau=P/omega#

#=480/(10pi)=15.3Nm#