# Help review for test please.

1. Nov 9, 2006

im stuck on one of the homework problems im reviewing for a test. any help would be appreciated. im not sure on how to set up the problem.

a small 1.32 kg mass is connected to a cord of length 1.62 meters, and spun at a constant angular speed of 8.0 radians per second. if the cord is pulled inward so that the mass is only 0.33 times as far from the axis as it started out, what is the final angular speed of the mass at its new distance from the axis?

2. Nov 9, 2006

### Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
HINT: Conservation of angular momentum

3. Nov 9, 2006

thats what i was thinking.. so i would set them equal.. what would the moment of inertia be for this case?

4. Nov 9, 2006

### SGT

Since the mass is small, $$I = mr^2$$, where r is the length of the cord.

5. Nov 9, 2006