What torque would have to be applied to a rod with a length of #8 m# and a mass of #8 kg# to change its horizontal spin by a frequency #2 Hz# over #5 s#?

1 Answer
Jul 19, 2017

Answer:

#T=107.233Nm#

Explanation:

I will suppose that the rode turns around one of its ends.

So let's calculate its moment of inertia :

#I=1/12ml^2=1/12*8*64=128/3kgm^2#

(If the rod does not turn around one of its ends the only thing changing is its moment of intertia. For example if it turns around its center the moment of inetria is then #I=1/3ml^2#)

The change is the angular velocity will be :

#Δω=2piΔf=2pi2=4pi(rads)/s#

The angular acceleration is :

#α=(Δω)/(Δt)=(4pi)/5(rads)/s^2#

So for the torque we have :

#T=Iα=128/3*(4π)/5=(512pi)/15=107.233Nm#