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## In a playground, there is a small merry-go-round of radius 1.20 m and mass 160 kg. Its radius of gyration is 91.0 cm. (Radius of gyration k

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In a playground, there is a small merry-go-round of radius 1.20 m and mass 160 kg. Its radius of gyration is 91.0 cm. (Radius of gyration k is defined by the expression I=Mk2.) A child of mass 44.0 kg runs at a speed of 3.00 m/s along a path that is tangent to the rim of the initially stationary merry-go-round and then jumps on. Neglect friction between the bearings and the shaft of the merry-go-round. Calculate

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## Answers ( )

Answer:

a) 145.6kgm^2

b) 158.4kg-m^2/s

c) 0.76rads/s

Explanation:

Complete qestion: a) the rotational inertia of the merry-go-round about its axis of rotation

(b) the magnitude of the angular momentum of the child, while running, about the axis of rotation of the merry-go-round and

(c) the angular speed of the merry-go-round and child after the child has jumped on.

a) From I = MK^2

I = (160Kg)(0.91m)^2

I = 145.6kgm^2

b) The magnitude of the angular momentum is given by:

L= r × p The raduis and momentum are perpendicular.

L = r × mc

L = (1.20m)(44.0kg)(3.0m/s)

L = 158.4kg-m^2/s

c) The total moment of inertia comprises of the merry- go – round and the child. the angular speed is given by:

L = Iw

158.4kgm^2/s = [145kgm^2 + ( 44.0kg)(1.20)^2]

w = 158.6/208.96

w = 0.76rad/s