Angular Velocity/ Speed

1. Jun 19, 2005

melissa_y

1) A 5.4m diameter merry-go-round is rotating freely with an angular velocity of 0.730 rad/s. Its total moment of inertia is 1665kg*m2. Four people standing on the ground, each of mass 60.8kg, suddenly step onto the edge of the merry-go-round. What is the angular velocity of the merry-go-round now? Use units of "rad/s".

2)A solid sphere of radius 13.0 cm and mass 12.0 kg starts from rest and rolls without slipping a distance of L = 7.0 m down a house roof that is inclined at 32o. What is the angular speed about its center as it leaves the house roof? Use units of "rad/s".