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Homework Help: Question on Rotational Dynamics

  1. Jan 18, 2006 #1
    1.A uniform Disc of Radius R is rotating in its own plane with angular velocity w when it is placed flat on a rough table. If u the coefficient of sliding friction is independent of velocity show that the time taken for the disc to come to rest is
    (3RW)/(4ug). How does the kinetic energy of rotation of the disc vary with time?
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  3. Jan 18, 2006 #2
    ok please show us what work you have done. we arent gonna solve (although we can) your problems for you
    also for your problems remember that
    [tex] \Delta K + \Delta U = W_{friction} [/tex]
    where K represnets kinetic energy
    U represnts potential energy
    and W represents work
    and delta is the change
  4. Jan 18, 2006 #3
    May I know what is the formula to calculate work done by frcition? Displacement is given in the case, but the friction force is not.
  5. Jan 18, 2006 #4
    work done is F d cos(angle)
    if angular then d = (angular displacement)
  6. Jan 19, 2006 #5
    I thought the work done by the friction force is [tex]\int \vec{\tau} \cdot d\vec{\theta}[/tex]?
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2006
  7. Jan 20, 2006 #6

    Tom Mattson

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