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Solved Example Problems for Conservation of Angular Momentum

Physics : Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Bodies : Conservation of Angular Momentum

Solved Example Problems for Conservation of Angular Momentum

Example 5.19

A jester in a circus is standing with his arms extended on a turn table rotating with angular velocity ω. He brings his arms closer to his body so that his moment of inertia is reduced to one third of the original value. Find his new angular velocity. [Given: There is no external torque on the turn table in the given situation.]

Solution

Let the moment of inertia of the jester with his arms extended be I. As there is no external torque acting on the jester and the turn table, his total angular momentum is conserved. We can write the equation,


The above result tells that the final angular velocity is three times that of initial angular velocity.



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