The Hubble space telescope has a maximum diameter (cylinder) of 4.20 m and a moment of inertia of 77,217 kg-m2 about its axis. A reaction motor applies a force of 18.0 N tangentially to the edge of the cylinder for 5.00 seconds. (a) What is the angular speed of the telescope after the 5 second interval? (b) How much work did the reaction motor do on the telescope?
W = Fd
The Attempt at a Solution
I don't know where to really start with this problem. Can anyone give me a few clues?