# What torque would have to be applied to a rod with a length of #4 m# and a mass of #2 kg# to change its horizontal spin by a frequency of #4 Hz# over #3 s#?

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Jun 3, 2017

The torque for the rod rotating about the center is

The torque for the rod rotating about one end is

#### Explanation:

The torque is the rate of change of angular momentum

The moment of inertia of a rod, rotating about the center is

The rate of change of angular velocity is

So the torque is

The moment of inertia of a rod, rotating about one end is

So,

The torque is