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A cockroach of mass m runs counterclockwise around the rim of a lazy Susan (a circular disc mounted on a vertical axle) of radius R and rotational inertia I with frictionless bearings. The cockroach's speed relative to the Earth is v, where as the lazy Susan turns clockwise with angular speed wo. The cockroach finds a bread crumb on the rim and, or course stops. a) what is the angular speed of the lazy susan after cockroach stops. b.) Is mechanical energy conserved?
I'm not sure how to relate the cockroach's linear speed with the angular speed of the disc...
I'd love any help..
thanks!
I'm not sure how to relate the cockroach's linear speed with the angular speed of the disc...
I'd love any help..
thanks!