A disk-shaped dough is initially spinning at 2 rotations per second (1 rotation = 360°). As time goes on, it slowly deforms, and is now spinning at a different angular speed. The dough changed radius from 16 cm to 17 cm, and its mass remained constant throughout. What is its final angular speed in degrees/s?

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Answer:10.44° per secExplanation:Initial angular speed N = 2 rotations per minute

converting to rad/s ω = 2πN/60 = (2 x 3.142 x 2)/60 = 0.21 rad/s

the initial radius of the disk = 16 cm = 0.16 m

final radius = 17 cm = 0.17 m

Angular momentum = ω

where = rotational inertia = mass x

ω = angular speed

For the initial case

= m x = 0.0256m

Angular momentum = 0.0256m x 0.21 = 0.0054m

For second case

= m x = 0.0289m

Angular momentum = 0.0289m x ω = 0.0289mω

For conservation of rotational momentum, initial angular momentum must be equal to the final angular momentum

0.0054m = 0.0289mω

m cancels out, we have

0.0054 = 0.0289ω

ω = 0.187 rad/s

converting back to rpm, we have

N = 0.187/2π = 0.029 rotations per sec

0.029 x 360 =

10.44° per sec