A child is standing on the edge of a merry-goround that is rotating with frequency f. The child then walks towards the center of the merry-go-round. For the system consisting of the child plus the merry-go-round, what remains constant as the child walks towards th


  1. Answer:


    In a rotating system , when a torque is applied , angular acceleration or deceleration takes place . The child is walking towards the center . He must be applying force on the ground . In return , ground must be applying reaction force on him which helps him to go towards the center . These two force of action and reaction are internal forces . One will increase the angular momentum of one and the other force will decrease the angular

    momentum of other . But total angular momentum of the whole system will remain constant . So angular momentum will be conserved.


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