A solid disk with a radius of #5 m# and mass of #4 kg# is rotating on a frictionless surface. If #15 W# of power is used to increase the disk's rate of rotation, what torque is applied when the disk is rotating at #12 Hz#?

1 Answer
Apr 4, 2018

Answer:

The torque is #=0.16Nm#

Explanation:

Apply the equation

#"Power (W)" ="torque(Nm)"xx"angular velocity" (rad s^-1)#

The power is #P=15W#

The frequency is #f=12Hz#

The angular velocity is

#omega=2pif=2xxpixx12=(24pi)rads^-1#

Therefore,

The torque is

#tau=P/omega=12/(24pi)=0.16Nm#