rotation

  1. B

    Newton's Second Law for Translation and Rotation

    Answer choices: N2L for Translation, N2L for Rotation, Both, Either 1. You are asked to find the angular acceleration of a low-friction pulley with a given force exerted on it. My solution = N2L for rotation 2. You are asked to find the angular acceleration of a low-friction pulley due to...
  2. Kaushik

    A uniform rod allowed to rotate about an axis and then it breaks

    A uniform rod AB of length ℓ is free to rotate about a horizontal axis passing through A. The rod is released from rest from the horizontal position. If the rod gets broken at midpoint C when it becomes vertical, then just after breaking of the rod. Choose multiple answeres from the below...
  3. brotherbobby

    Tension in a rotating rod at various places

    (The answer given in the text says ##\boxed{T_1\; >\; T_2}## but, as I show below, I think it's just the opposite). I begin by putting an image relevant to the problem above. Taking a small particle each of the same mass ##m## at the two positions, the centripetal forces are ##T_1 =...
  4. The Bizarre Behavior of Rotating Bodies, Explained

    The Bizarre Behavior of Rotating Bodies, Explained

    Spinning objects have strange instabilities known as The Dzhanibekov Effect or Tennis Racket Theorem - this video offers an intuitive explanation. Part of th...
  5. S

    Yo-yo on an accelerating conveyor belt

    First off, I was wondering if the acceleration of the conveyor belt can be considered a force. And I'm not exactly sure how to use Newton's second law if the object of the forces is itself on an accelerating surface. Also, I don't know whether it rolls with or without slipping. I thought I could...
  6. J

    Auto/Motor Swirl push maker DIY

    Hi Everyone! I am trying to a DIY project to make a food maker. I am 50% succeeded with that and need help for the remaining 50%. The idea is to produce the output shown in the first image. That food is made with a flour. So I have the setup a pressing machine shown in image2. In this I was...
  7. C

    A basic question about rotation

    Problem Statement: Let there be a ring of mass m and radius r. Let 3 masses be attached to the ring and named as O,P and Q. Mass of O and Q is 2m and mass of p is M. The angle between 2 masses is 15 degrees as shown in the figure. Find the maximum velocity the ring must roll so that it doesn't...
  8. N

    Rotating with slipping to rotating without slipping?

    It seems to me that this transition implies going from kinetic friction to static friction. The kinetic friction would apply a torque that would slow down the object's angular velocity, but I'm not sure how this connects to the object suddenly transitioning into rotating without slipping.
  9. A

    How to stop a steering wheel using an electric motor?

    Problem Statement: i have a steering wheel mounted on an electric motor, and i want to stop the driver from going beyond a certain angle. i can read the torque applied by the driver, and the steering wheel angular velocity as well. how can i stop the steering wheel, without sending it harshely...
  10. Curtiss Oakley

    Problem Concerning Rotational Kinetic Energy

    For parts A and B I used energy to find the vcom and omega, but that won’t work for C. I have an answer by combining the three formulas that use acceleration above. My answer for alpha=-5g/3r. The next two are easily solvable if you find C, but I still feel like I’m missing something. Any help...
  11. Lardos

    A Ideas for determining the volume of a rotating object

    Hello everybody, I am currently working on an experiment investigating the formation of planets. I have a vacuum chamber in which dust particles form bigger agglomerates through accretion (sticking together). From the imagery I can see those agglomerates which are build up by smaller...
  12. B

    A question about magnetism that causes a wheel-loop to rotate

    This question is from 1977 AP Physics C so I suppose it would be clear enough, but I am confused about question c. Question a is easy (it rotates counterclockwise), question b too (Στ=6*rxF=6*r x (I*i x B)=0.06). Question C is where I am stuck. The diagram provided with the question looks like...
  13. F

    Motion in a vertical loop

    $$mg(0.45) = mg(R + R \cdot cos(\frac{π}{3})) + \frac{1}{2}mv^2$$ $$v^2 = g(0.9 - 3R)$$ The centripetal acceleration during the "flying through air" will be given by gravity $$mg \cdot cos(\frac{\pi}{3}) = \frac{mv^2}{r}$$ $$R = \frac{1.8}{5}$$ But my book says $$ R = \frac{1}{5}$$
  14. Romain Nzebele

    How to calculate angular speed?

    1. Homework Statement A car initially traveling at 29.0 m/s undergoes a constant negative acceleration of magnitude 1.75 m/s2after its brakes are applied. (a) How many revolutions does each tire make before the car comes to a stop, assuming the car does not skid and the tires have radii of...
  15. ?

    I Rotating sphere which separates into hemispheres

    Hi all, The scenario I'm considering is a solid sphere (of uniform density) rotating with constant angular velocity when it abruptly splits into two hemispheres along a cut which contains the rotation axis. The hemispheres will begin to separate; if, for example, we consider the rotation to be...
  16. brotherbobby

    Rotation of a Solid Cylinder

    Problem : A cylinder of mass ##M## and radius ##R## rotates with an angular velocity ##\omega_1## about an axis passing through its centre of symmetry. Two small masses each of mass ##m## (small in comparison to the radius of the cylinder) are glued to either of the two circular faces of the...
  17. JGHunter

    B Influences on flattening

    I was looking at the numbers regarding the planets in our solar system, their bulge, their flattening ratio and their rotational speed. I know that rotational speed plays a role in this flattening, however what else is at play? For example, Earth's flattening ratio is nearly 1:300, whilst Mars...
  18. J

    Maximum and minimum speeds in a moving cube

    1. Homework Statement A rigid cube in the figure moves in space. At a certain time ##t## its front face ##ABCD## is vertical and the velocity of vertex ##A## is vertical down ##v## while the velocity of its vertex ##D## makes an angle with the vertical and has magnitude ##v_{2}## while lying on...
  19. P

    How to find the normal force of a car jack lifting a car

    1. Homework Statement A car is lifted vertically by a jack placed at the car's rear end 40cm off the central axis, so that the weight of the car is supported by the jack and the two front wheels. The distance between the front wheels is 1.60m, the distance from the axis connecting the two...
  20. omega_minus

    A Rotational dynamics of mono-domain magnetic nanoparticles

    Hi, I have a question about the rotation of a single-domain magnetic nanoparticle that is suspended in a ferrofluid immersed in an external field. Specifically, I am trying to work out the path that a normal vector on the surface of the sphere traces out in time. There are 2 ways the...
  21. J

    What is the magnitude of the acceleration of cylinder's com?

    1. Homework Statement In the figure below, a constant horizontal force app of magnitude 18 N is applied to a uniform solid cylinder by fishing line wrapped around the cylinder. The mass of the cylinder is 19 kg, its radius is 0.11 m, and the cylinder rolls smoothly on the horizontal surface...
  22. Abhimessi10

    Rotation of a body

    1. Homework Statement A force is applied tangentially to a rigid body on a horizontal surface.if it doesnt slip find the frictional force https://ibb.co/m9sMEU 2. Homework Equations 3. The Attempt at a Solution The solution tells us to take axis about the bottommost point in contacy with...
  23. J

    Rotational motion: Conservation of energy doesn't work...

    http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/rotation.htm#rolling I have set up an apparatus similar to what the above link says (the first bit about brass object with shaft). So basically, the shaft is in contact when the brass is first rolling, then it suddenly accelerates when the edge of...
  24. P

    I Is there some prediction of the speed of rings?

    From NASA page: The inner parts of the rings move around Saturn faster than the outer parts, all in accordance with Kepler’s third law for small objects revolving about a massive, larger one. They orbit the planet with periods ranging from 5.8 hours for the inner edge of the C ring, to 14.3...
  25. Exath

    I Why is it T + f = Ma?

    So I'm looking at a problem that involves a situation that looks like this the cylinder rolls without gliding. And there are these following equations that apply to it (1) mg - T = ma (for the block hanging vertically) (2) T + f = Ma (for the cylinder f = friction force, T = String force) (3)...
  26. H

    Instant centre of rotation

    1. Homework Statement 2. Homework Equations orthogonality condition: that means that the point of ICR is orthogonal to the velocity Vb and Va 3. The Attempt at a Solution the solution that i found with the problem is: The ICR of the bar is at infinity. the motion of the bar is...
  27. G

    Why is the Gödel Universe Rotating

    1. Homework Statement Consider the Godel Metric in spherical coordinates as on page 6 here; ds^2=4a^2\left[-dt^2+dr^2+dz^2-(\sinh^{4}(r)-\sinh^{2}(r))d\phi^2+2\sqrt{2}\sinh^{2}(r)dt d\phi)\right] This is a solution to Einstein's Equations if we have ##a=\frac{1}{2\sqrt{2\pi\rho}}## and...
  28. Brilli

    A problem on rotation

    1. Homework Statement A horizontal platform rotates around a vertical axis at angular velocity ω. A disk with radius R can freely rotate and move up and down along a slippery vertical axle situated at distance d > R from the platform’s axis. The disk is pressed against the rotating platform due...
  29. V

    Maximum torque on a rotating cylinder kept on a moving plank

    1. Homework Statement A cylinder of mass M and radius R is resting on a horizontal platform (which is parallel to the x-y plane) with its axis along the y- axis and free to rotate about its axis. The platform is given a motion in the x-direction given by x= Acos(ωt). There is no slipping...
  30. Brilli

    An equilibrium problem -- Spinning a hinged rod and a ball

    1. Homework Statement This is a practice olympiad problem A light rod with length l is hinged in such a way that the hinge folds in one plane only. The hinge is spun with angular speed ω around a vertical axis. A small ball is fixed to the other end of the rod. (a) Find the angular speeds for...
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