What torque would have to be applied to a rod with a length of #7 m# and a mass of #12 kg# to change its horizontal spin by a frequency #8 Hz# over #7 s#?

1 Answer
Feb 3, 2017

Answer:

The torque is #=50.3Nm#

Explanation:

The torque is the rate of change of angular momentum

#tau=(dL)/dt=(d(Iomega))/dt=I(domega)/dt#

The moment of inertia of a rod is #I=1/12*mL^2#

#=1/12*12*7^2= 49 kgm^2#

The rate of change of angular velocity is

#(domega)/dt=(8)/7*2pi#

#=((16pi)/7) rads^(-2)#

So the torque is #tau=49*(16pi)/7 Nm=112/7piNm=50.3Nm#